March 2002 Questions

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I would like to know how they get a cork into a bottle of champagne? The
cork appears to be so much bigger than the top of the bottle and we have had
quite a discussion regarding this at a party recently and we are all curious
about it. Harleej

The answer is quite simple. They used a cork press like the one shown below. You would wet the corks then put lift the handle. Put the cork into the press and press down on the handle. The wheel would turn the cork and compress it. then before it sprang back it would be inserted into the bottle. Modern bottlers no longer use cork for the cheap stuff but those that do probably used a mechanized process. Digger

I have a very nice antique bottle used in a barbershop to hold hair preparations and/or aftershave. The porcelain stopper, with the little hole in it, is chipped, in fact, the whole tip is broken off. Would you know were I could get a replacement? I hope, I hope. C. Davey Utter

Here a picture of his he talking about. Not likely in my opinion. unless you go to a show and find one dug by a local digger. Digger

A friend has been searching for rye or whiskey simply called 1878. . . would you know of this brand and where sold in Canada, particularly the province of Newfoundland? Thanks for any help.

From the Canadian Patent Office: REGISTRANT: MEAGHERS DISTILLERY LIMITED - LA DISTILLERIE MEAGHERS LIMITEE 193 Yonge Street Toronto M5B 1M8 ONTARIO REPRESENTATIVE FOR SERVICE: JANE E. BULLBROOK HIRAM WALKER & SONS LIMITED LEGAL DEPARTMENT, WALKERVILLE P.O. BOX 2518 2072 RIVERSIDE DRIVE EAST WINDSOR ONTARIO N8Y 4S5 TRADE-MARK: 1878 INDEX HEADINGS: NUMERALS-1878 WARES: (1) Distilled alcoholic beverages other than rum. CLAIMS: Declaration of Use filed June 18, 1971. Ask your local spirits dealer.

Hi, My Aunt recently gave me a decanter cowboy with saddle by lionstone distillery, 1969, what is it worth?

$8-10 Digger

My grandfather worked for a milk Co. in Corsicana, Texas delivering milk in Cream Crest Bottles, My father is looking for some bottles for family members, but is having a hard time finding these bottles. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time, Heiei Bow

FLUID MILK. FIRST USE: 1928

They are out there somewhere. I found Cream Crest not in Texas as you said but in New York. short of advertising I can think of no other way you might connect. Digger

Hello, I have a bottle that I thought you might be able to help me with. It has the signatures of Harry E. Wilken Jr. , Henry Ellrich (I think), and William T. Wilken. The front has one face (not three) with buildings behind it. Other writing: Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use Of This Bottle Numbers: D230 55 6 M1645 Thanks for any info. Guy Compton

You will find questions about the same bottle: October 2001, June 2003, February 2003, January 2004, April 2001, and March 2001. the bottles made between 1932 and 1964 are fairly common. Digger

Hello, I have a slender 8 inch Royal Ruby Anchor glass #66 67-22 . Anchor symbol in the middle #5 symbol 50. can you give me any information about the bottle? Thanks Nettie Williams

I am not too familiar with Anchor bottles but I do know they made ruby red beers which bring pretty good money. $30-40 or so. Digger.

Good morning, Very informative web site you have. I am a Glass Artist with a BFA in glass so I am very familiar with blown glass and the properties that original pieces possess as opposed to repo or production glass. With this noted I would like to ask your professional opinion on an EC Bottle that I have. I noted in your descriptions of the original vs. the repo similarities from both categories, however the bottle I have also bears some unusual characteristics that are not described in your extensive research material. This bottle, amber in color stands 7. 5 "tall with 1 7/8 " neck (included in total size). The neck is one inch across with a 3/4 inch opening (corked) and a tapered round collar. It has no apparent mold seams. The glass quality is good but clearly from a pot with air bubbles trapped and small granular irregularities through out. There appears to be marvered marking on the front and bottom . Although it looks like a good blow, the glass is thicker in some areas than other and not consistent through out Particularly on the bottom. . The lettering: On the roof the C in EC looks almost like a G. The S is just slightly to the left under the C in Cabin. There are two small periods under the T in ST on the address. The bottom of the bottle only bears the words ( in upper case) BOOZE BOTTLE. For all purposes this bottle resembles a proof for a mold rather than a reproduction. . . . I am obviously excited by that possibility. Please see the attached photos. I would greatly appreciate your feedback on this bottle . Thank you. J. Read

I have not heard of an base embossed Booze bottle. I would need a number of close up pictures to be more helpful. Digger

Hi there we had this bottle for very long time and wondering how old is the bottle and what's it worth? and who is the manufacturer and where is it been made? It has the letters TI and 160 underneath it. regards melina

I tend to think it might be new. I am judging this based on the cap which I can not really see well. the form is not an older one although the glass color is indicative of 19th century bottles. digger.

Sir; Have a 1 pint bottle of Old Taylor Whiskey, 100 proof. Bottle is unopened and in its original box. IRS stamp says: Bottled Spring 1933 / Made Fall 1916. Bottom of yellow label says: The American Medicinal Spirits Company. Bottle, label and the green colored original box are all in excellent condition. What is its value? How rare is it considering it is completely intact? Please respond if I need to send more info. Thanks, Paul

I was wondering if you know anything about this bottle, and how much it might be worth; I found it along the waterfront area in a very old part of Philadelphia; it says M. C & Co on the front, and McCrudden Campbell & Co PHILADA on the back, thanks, Larry

Per my letter to you dated 2/26/02 I am sending you photos of the coca cola bottle I inquired about and a pepsi cola bottle also. Would appreciate any info you could give me. Thank you

hi i was searching and came across your site about old bottles and was wondering if you could answer a couple of my questions about old bottles. my son has a old mobile gargoyle "BB" oil bottle and was wondering how to get lid off and how to clean inside and it is a diamond shape. any thing you can tell me would be appreciated and if you know how i can tell the value of it is, i looked on e-bay and could not find one like it . thank you for your time Dianne

2 bottles: one is marked finland on it's bottom with what looks like a small pair of scissors. it's small, about 3" high and 7" round. dark brown, like a medicine bottle. looks as though it had a stopper in it. any help I have 2 whiskey bottles that i found in my childhood that are very old. I found them about 25 years ago and they are still in mint condition. I have searched the internet everywhere and i have yet to find anyone that has one of them. The first is a beams choice kentucky straight bourbon whiskey bottle. The bottle is wooden with a wooden screwon top. It has a picture of a man riding a horse. This was painted by frederick remington, a famous painter whose picture is on the back of the bottle, along with his life history. There is a serial number on top of the wooden lid with the numbers 049663304. I know this is a very old bottle. The second bottle i have is an antique whiskey bottle that is very heavy metal. It doesn't have a brand name on it, only a drawing of a man holding a glass with the words "the merry lute player" at the bottom of the drawing. On the back is a description of the artist. His name is frans hals. He was born in 1581-85 and died in 1666. This bottle is older than the jim beam bottle but is still in fairly good condition. If you have any information on these bottles, please let me know. I would love to know their history. Gina k.

Been pretty stumped on finding info on this beautiful applied top medicine: Dr. Larookah's Indian Vegetable Pulmonic Syrup Heavy Mold defect on back panel that created a large dent and striations in the glass. Any info about Dr. Larookah, his background, and products - as well as an estimate on this bottle would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Also, would you consider mold defects to be a desirable characteristic for collecting bottles on a particular chemist? Would you consider the value to be appreciated when defects like these are discovered? Thanks! -- Scott Allen Caplan

I just purchased a jug and can't locate any information on it, I hope you can help. It was sold as antique hand blown onion jug. It has a seared lip and was blown in a mold. The seams run from stem to stem and around the middle. In the base is molded in the imprint of an anchor. The jug is red and is 14 inches high and 14 inches in diameter. It is netted which provides the handle. I am attaching a picture of it and a picture of one other of same size and shape except it is cobalt blue. I hope you can help me date and properly identify this. I haven't been able to locate the anchor anywhere. It is not anchor hocking because there is no H along with the anchor. Sorry I can't provide a picture of the anchor, but it is just a standard shaped anchor like the big ships use. A link for information would be appreciated if possible. Thank you for any assistance, Janet

I am a new visitor to your site, and I am trying to find out some info on this bottle I found. I live on Roanoke Island, North Carolina (just north of Cape Hatteras). I live on the Roanoke Sound, and when the tide is out, and the wind is blowing, I go looking for "stuff". The other day I found an Anheuser-Busch bottle that I had never seen before. Clear glass that had turned blue-green, pop top, with a raised "A- Eagle" logo, and raised lettering in an arch over the logo. Aside from the seam, and a few small barnacles, the only other marking is a raised number 9 near the base. sorry about the picture quality. I hope you can help me shed some light on this. I appreciate any info you can give me. Thank you, Jon Bender

i just purchased a small (about 4 1/2" high x 3" wide) round jar? it has a small glass lid that fits down in the top of the jar. it has a metal clip that holds it the lid in place. it has the word poison on the neck. It also has bowkers pyrox on the bottom of the bottle. hope this helps i do not have photo capability yet, any help would be grateful. r. f. trudeau

WE HAVE A ODD SHAPED BOTTLE ,IT'S ACTUALY 3 BOTTLES IN ONE STAND,CAN'T FIND ANY INFO CAN YOU HELP. IT WAS SOLD BY JULIUS WILE SONS &CO,INC. OUT OF NEW YORK. MADE AND BOTTLED BY GARNIER LIQUEURS OUT OF ENGHIE-PARIS FRANCE. BOTTLES ARE STILL SEALED AND FULL. THE CONTENTS ARE CREME DE MENTHE,BLACKBERRY LIQUEUR AND LIQUEUR D "OR. IF YOU COULD SEND THE INFO. WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL. THANK YOU RUTH CHRISTIANSON

Dear Sir or Madame: I am looking for bottle prices on these items. Can you help me find out what the current market prices are ? : [1] Wild Turkey 101 proof decanter [2] Limited Edition Porcelain Series II No. 4 1982 (1 Lone Turkey) [3] Limited Edition Porcelain Wild Turkey & Eagle No. 4 1984 Thank You. . . W. Cheng

Hi! This bottle was dug up on a construction sight. I have tried really hard to find out what kind of bottle it is. The seam does not go all the way to the top . Any information would be appreciated. Thank you! Truly, Paula Reading books removes sorrows from the heart.

My husband brought a bottle home today he dug up while at work and I was wondering if you could help us find out it's value. It is a like a hutch type bottle. It is a auqua tint with some pearl in it. The name on it is Denhalter&Metcalf in the middle it says D and M Bottling Company and below that it says Salt Lake Utah. In the back on the bottom it says i. g. co 77. It is 7 1/2 inches tall. I am having a hard time even finding out when this Company was in Utah. Can you help???? Thanks Lisa Hansen

I pray you have time. I'm not a collector however I just wanted to know if you knew anything about a bottle I have. The Harbor's own "Sligar" Beverages is what it says on the front of the bottle On the back it says Famous Wishkah Water It's filtered and ultra violet ray treated manufactured and bottled by Sligar Beverages Aberdeen, Wash The bottle is clear glass and all the lettering is white . . . . . . . . David C. Wright

Digger, Wuold you know when this bottle of beer from PGH Brewing was bottled, and if it has any value as a collectable. Thank You Robert Britt

Hi. Mi name is Nelson. I'm realy new in this o the antiques bottles. I don't find a bottle yet, but i find this glass top part (i don't know the English word) in a ghost town (<1930), but i don't know if it's from a perfume, cologne, oil, cosmetic or what. . . It's purpple color. . . I hope you can helpme or tellme who can i contact to know the answer. . Thanks. Nelson Gonzalez Medel Student of Aquaculture Engineering Andres Bello National University Santiago, Chile.

I have several old choc-ola bottles in original cardboard 6 packs and wooden case can you please tell me what they may be worth.

HI Digger, We found an old bottle (still full). all labels intact. Bottle is about 8 1/2 in high, 4 in wide, 2 in thick. front and back have diagonal lines embossed, also a flat place for the label. Front label says Special Old Reserve Fine old bourbon whiskey made in Kentucky before prohibition, stored in the finest oak barrels for over 15 years and bottled in bond under Government supervision especially for the stockholders of the National Distillers Products Corporation. The American Medical Spirits Company Incorporated R E Wather, Pres Back label says Bottled by the American Medical Spirits Company at Distillery Bonded Warehouse No 368 5th Dist of KY Permit No. Ky P-18 100 proof 1 pint For medicinal purposes only, sale or use for other purposes will cause heavy penalties to be inflicted. Produced by Harry E Wilken Distillery NO. 368 5th district of KY Also a caution notice: This bottle has been filled and stamped under the provisions of the act of congress approved March 3, 1897, entitled "an act to allow the bottling of distilled spirits in bond" any person who shall re-use this bottle for the purpose of containing distilled spirits without removing and destroying the stamp affixed to this bottle, or who shall re-use the stamp affixed to the bottle will be liable for each such offense to a fine of not less the one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars and to imprisonment for not more than two years. Label over, metal screw on cap, still intact. # 2873866-9 on one side, the other says made in 1917 bottled in 1932. The bottle is in great shape, no nicks or cracks. the front label and seal over cap has a edge pieces torn and but seal label is intact. Would like to know when, where, why, how much (value). anything you can tell me. Thank you Sally

Hello. I have a pop bottle that was actually never have suppose to have been made. It is a 10 oz. disposable clear glass bottle. The front side is Coke and the back side is Pepsi or visa versa. I worked in a glass plant where we were making non refillable pop bottles for Coke. Then the next week we were making them for Pepsi. The men running the machines decided to use half a Pepsi mold and half a Coke mold to make a bottle since the molds were nearly identical. This was without anyone else in the glass plants knowledge of course. It was done on the night shift. To my recollection around 25 bottles were kept. They were made in Sand Springs, Ok. at Kerr Glass Mfg. in 1978. Kerr Glass has been bought out since then and is no longer in business. I am the owner of three of these bottles. I have no idea if anyone else still has there bottles or not. These are real Coke and Pepsi logos, not any type of after market bottles. They were never circulated of course and are in excellent condition. Could you possible put any value on them? I hope I haven't wasted your time. sincerely yours, Chonik think positive

Hey man how's it going. . . Ummm I have these old Seagram's Crown Royal Bottles Along with a Old Dom (Benedictine) bottle. . all still sealed with the original contents inside. The Seagram's bottles are Circa 1957 (25th year anny) and 1959. I wrote Seagram's in order to get them check over. . they said they do not keep record that old so they don't know what the could be worth. I heard from a friend that is a bartender that they are close to 1k each. The Dom I don't know how old it is. . . its wrapped in some kind of paper so im assuming atleast 30 + years. . . all and all man ive been all over the net looking for something similar to them . . . ive come across your site many times. . but I still haven't had any luck . . enclosed are some pics of the sea only. . Just for a side not I had a bottle of Lancers Carbonated rose wine Circa 1969 with a crimp top. I opened that and I wasn't aware of the worth. . so I lost close to 2k. . . LoL If you know where I can get them looked at or have any information at all . . please let me know. . Thank you for your time. . Sincerely . . . Michael p. s the 1957 is the 1957 bottle same goes for 1959. . .

Digger, I have a large dark brown Bottle approx 36 inches high about 1/4 inch thick glass, base is approx 12 -14 inches radius and weight is 20 - 25 lbs. It has a label of Golden Wedding Whiskey. It specifically states pre-war whiskey. I don't know if this was a promotion for Golden Wedding Whiskey, or if this was sold as a bank or what. I know my father had this from the 40's or 50's. I would like to know what it was, how rare, and worth. Thank You Bob Theisler, Senior Account Manager MedPlus, Inc

I FOUND A CLAY BOTTLE THAT HAS J. A. J NOLET SCHIEDAM INGRAVED ON IT IS IT OLD IS IT WORTH ANYTHING

Sir, I dug up a 1951 Pepsi Bottle It has the words RyuKyu Islands printed on the back. I found it on the Island of Okinawa. This Island was owned by the U. S. after WWII. Here is a pic of a repro of the same year bottle. This bottle is 12 oz but mine is 8oz. If you can tell me about this or tell me who can it would be a great help. Danny

Hey Digger, I have a case of black glass bottles, and was wondering what they are worth. They are hand blown with kick up bottoms, sheared lips, and applied collars. They are olive colored and stand ten inches tall. If you could help me determine a value for these I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you Appreciatively Pete Matson

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From: Jim Rementer

Subject: WARRANTED FLASK UNION MADE

Date: 07-03-2002

MY NAME IS JIM I AM AN OPERATING ENGINEER IN PHILA. PA. WHILE I WAS DIGGING I FOUND A FLASK BOTTLE ABOUT 4 FEET IN THE GROUND. The bottle is about 5 inches high and 2inches across with no visible seams. The name on the bottle is warranted with a design enclosing the lettering. Directly under that there is a star. Under that the word FLASK. THIS IS CLEAR GLASS. ATthe bottom,it says UNION MADE. THERE ARE NO DATES ON THE BOTTLEAND EVERYTHING IS PRINTED IN THE GLASS. I was wondering if you could give me an idea of what i had found and what it might be worth and what era it came from.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

JIM

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From: Lizzy226

Subject: bottles

Date: 07-03-2002

hi there, i am looking for an old glass water bottle that used to go on top of water bubblers. which have now been replaced with the ugly plastic ones. 5 gal would be perfect. if you have any info about this please contact me as soon as possible thanks

Lizzy

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From: A. Pothiers

Subject: DIGGING/PRIVY

Date: 07-03-2002

HI JACK

I DO A LOT OF DIGGING UP HERE IN ONTARIO CANADA, AND LOVE IT, I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN ON HOW TO FIND OUTHOUSE SPOTS? I THINK I WOULD BE GREAT, THE WAY TO FIND OLD OUT SPOTS, IS IT ALL THE SAME IN CANADA AS THE U. S. A. THANKS ALLEN

Allen Pothiers Ontario Canada

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From: dirtslady

Subject: Lots of old bottles and novice collectors

Date: 07-03-2002

Hello, My husband is in the construction business. We have probably close to a hundred old bottles sitting around. In exploring your site I have become very excited. He is currently digging out a site that had a civil war house on it. I have identified one sample bottle of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root Kidney cure. It is not in prime condition but it is very exciting. Would you please recommend a book for beginning bottle collectors? Thank you for your time. Lynne Mann

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From: Kngkelly

Subject: Value of bottle

Date: 07-03-2002

Hi,

I have a bottle that was given to me and I was wondering if it was worth anything. It says on the bottle: Platte Valley, since 1856, Straight Corn Whiskey, Distilled and bottle by McCormick Distilling Co. , Weston, Missouri. It has numbers on the bottom: 219-1982 & 11-D16. Its 5" high & in excellent condition. Thanks, Gale Kelly

These jugs are quite common because they were made over many years. The jugs are made by the McCormick Company. Based on the trademark information below, I do not believe they were making the crockery jugs prior to 1955. Most seem to have come from the 1960-1970s. The jugs come in a variety of sizes: pints, 1/2 pints and 750 mL. they appear to be dated on the base. Early ones (prior to 1964) will have the words "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this container" under the glaze. None of them seem to sell for much, usually under $10.

PLATTE VALLEY -WHISKEY. FIRST USE: 1933. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1933 - TYPED DRAWING Design -Filing Date April 28, 1954 - Registration Date March 8, 1955 Owner (REGISTRANT) MCCORMICK DISTILLING COMPANY CORPORATION MISSOURI 1 MCCORMICK LANE WESTON MISSOURI 64098 Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 20050201

Digger

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From: JEM872

Subject: Ohio crock

Date: 07-03-2002

Hello, I purchased a book from you on privy digging, but never tried it yet. My name is Brian from Bay City, Michigan. I have a small crock that I recently found and I would like know what you could tell me about it, such as age, value(if possible) and how rare it is. The crock is very small, about 3 or 4 inches tall. Let me know what you think. The photo of the crock is attached, thanks Brian

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From: Mkk195

Subject: 3 miniature owens sample bottles date: 07-03-2002 i have 3 one inch bottles,2of which have original corks. the front labels are red and state'"a miniature Owens oval. the smallest bottle ever blown on an automatic machine. "Owens bottles. cant read beneath that. the backs have raised cursive Owens on them. they are wonderful to see. i got them in a trunk of all late 1800s early 1900s. want to know value to sell. can send digital picture next week. any help is greatly appreciated. karen massie --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: RDKDIG

Subject: OLD BOTTLES

Date: 07-03-2002

I have a bunch of old bottles, i can't find any information on. I was wondering if you could tell me the best book i could buy that might give me a idea on what they could be worth, and about when they were made, i have too many to list, from old milk jugs, cola bottles, medicean bottles(all cork top). i'm not really interested in selling them (or i don't think i am)but i

Would like to know more about them, or if times get tough i would like to know What i have to bargin with, i have a dr. pepper bottle that is 5"tall 2" across The bottom it holds 6 fl oz, i've ask people from 40 - 90 yrs old about it Nobody has ever seen one, so any info you could give would be a big Help, thanks for your time, ronny kornegay, pollok tx.

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From: greg

Subject: Jack Beam

Date: 08-03-2002

Recently stumbled onto a bottle no one seems to be able to me anything about, your help would be appreciated. The bottle is a whiskey, 11 inches tall, round, appears to have been made in a turn mold with no seams , tooled top, flat base, neck is slightly bent, it has a hint of amethyst, the label appears to be enameled, white in color with painted gold trim, rectangular in shape covering one third of the bottle. The label reads "Jack Beam Hand Made Sour Mash Nelson County KY Whiskey Early Times Distillery Co Paducay, KY J. H. Beam Distiller. All is in black lettering except forJackBeam whiskey which is in gold. There is also a red silver dollar size circle with a man in a buggy pulled by horse surrounded by the words Jack Beam Nelson CO KY whiskey since 1795 Bottle appears to have that "back bar" look, no damage, label is 95%. appreciate any info, history, value

Thanx, Greg

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From: Jane Anne Baker

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: Nikka Whisky

Date: 09-03-2002

We have a unopened bottle of Nikka Whisky Gold & Gold purchased in 78/79.

It has full samuri armour which appears to be of some metal and helmet with

facial impression and the instructions and pour spout. Our question is - is this of value since it is unopened and all parts are with it but a box? This is old malt whisky 86 proof. Thank you for your assistance.

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From: J. Nicolosi

Subject: TCW Co. Bottle

Date: 09-03-2002

Hello,

I have a large corked TCW Co. bottle, probably able to hold about a gallon of liquid. The label on this item reads: Indian Compound of Honey Boneset and Squills For Coughs, Colds, and all Affections of the Throat and Lungs. For Sale Here. Can you give me an idea what it is worth? Thanks. Joseph Nicolosi

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From: CatOahtrS

Subject: george washington cobalt blue bicentennial liquor bottle

Date: 09-03-2002

Hi Digger, This figural bottle is a 9 inch tall bust of George Washington, cobalt blue in color, with a screw on top. In raised letters on bottom front of bottle it reads 23 FL. OZ. on the back of bottle, in raised letters it reads; LIQUOR BOTTLE and under that; 1976 Bicentennial. On the bottom of bottle it reads, CHARLES JACQUIN et Cie. Inc. PHILA. PA. EST. 1884, America's oldest cordial producers. In the middle of the bottle there is a raised 75, to the left, as if you were going in a triangle form, is a 30 and to the right a 7, in the middle of those numbers it reads et then a C with a J through it, then ie. I am sorry I do not have a picture. I paid $12. 00 for this bottle. How do I know if this was made in 1976 or is it a repro of the 1976 bottle? Is there anyway to tell? Anything you could tell me would be appreciated. Thanks so much, Chery Somberg

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From: Charles Allaire Cha

Subject: Budweiser Beer Bottle

Date: 09-03-2002

Hi Digger!

I know I don't have an antique but perhaps you can answer a question for me. Some ground work on my back yard has brought up many bottles. The one I have in question is a small amber Budweiser Beer Bottle. Where one would normally read "No Deposit" this one reads "No Reposit". The R is very clear. Was this an error with the manufacturing?

Thank you.

Joan

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From: Nanapa

Subject: arrowhead bottle

Date: 09-03-2002

Hi digger, i have a bottle dated 1929 on the bottom. its has a green tint Color. Size 33. 5 x 19. The writing on the front of the bottle is arrowhead Los angeles. Its a long neck and the writing around the rim is for private Use fine and imprisonment-registered-penalty. Can you help me. Is this bottle Worth anything. Thank you, pam

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From: jmase

Subject: Mystery bottle

Date: 09-03-2002

Hello,

One of your members asked the following question about a bottle:

I've acquired a glass bottle and I'm trying to determine it's value: - Amber glass - scalloped pewter on spout and bottom - about 8 inches high - triangular in shape - On the bottom it says: "Made in Holland, Royal Holland Daalderop" There is a stamped royal shield that says KDM.

I too have this bottle and am quite curious if you have found any information at all on this. I have been searching the web and I have been unsuccessful. Thanks, Megan

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From: Liz lburk

Subject: Unusual Seven-Up bottle

Date: 09-03-2002

Hi Digger, Great, informative site you have. We dug up on our property this 7up bottle. I have included a couple of scans ( hope you can see them). 1. The bottle is clear. (not green like all other 7up bottles I have seen) 2. It is embossed. Embossing on front reads: Property of SEVEN-UP KELOWNA LTD. Kelowna, B. C. On rear of bottle :CONTENTS 6 1/2 FL. OZS On bottom of bottle : 2 C (diamond with dot in the middle and below) then 8 also with an "orange peel" finish 3. ABM - with lines all the way to the top 4. Crown Top 5. 7 5/8" tall 6. Some outside wear scratching, no cracks or chips. If you could tell me anything about this bottle, history, origins, rarity, value WHY it would be appreciated. Thankyou, Liz Burkinshaw Kelowna, B. C. Canada Attachments:

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From: doug paris

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date: 10-03-2002

Hi, my husband and I would like to know about this bottle that he found in a abandoned house. It is dark brown in the shape of a cabin with a fire chimney in the middle as the pour spout with a cork with the letter A still in it. The roof has has shakes on it with the letters E. G. BOOZ 1840 and what looks like part of a postage stamp. On the front the label says E. G. BOOZ with a picture of an old house(the same style as the bottle) (which has a sign on it E. G. BOOZ DISTILLERY) with horses and a wagon in front and Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey at the bottom of the label. The label is torn away some on both edges. Very bottom of label says BOTTLED BY E. G. BOOZ DISTILLERY CO. BOSTON MASS. COPR. E. G. B. CO. On the side is another partial label. On the back is E. G. BOOZ (1840) with three windows and a door, and says FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. At the bottom of the bottle it says 1-D-1 under that 12 with( A in a circle) S 7 and a small s under that. Could you please let us know if it is from 1840 and it's value. Thanks

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From: Sammy Jones

Subject: old bottle found at old Fort site

Date: 10-03-2002

any information would be appreciated. Neice Heavin :

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From: RichGilmar

Subject: Joe louis mustard bottle?

Date: 10-03-2002

I have a bottle that my friend tells me is a Joe Louis mustard bottle. It stands about 4 1/4 inches tall and has a slotted top so it can be used as a coin bank. It is shaped with a face on it. the bottom has " design pateent No. 112688 on it. . after the patent number is a space and then a 6. how do I find out more about this bottle? Thanks Rich Gilmartin

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From: Chris Wintheiser

Subject: Cod Liver Oil Bottle

Date: 10-03-2002

Hi Digger,

My father just gave me this bottle and we were wondering if you could tell us more about its origin. This brown glass bottle has a very distinctive fish on the front and the rest of the bottle is covered with fish scales. He was told that this used to be a Cod Liver Oil bottle. I also included a photo of the bottom of the bottle in case it is helpful.

Thank you, Chris Wintheiser

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From: Rita Fenske

Subject:

Date: 10-03-2002

I believe I have an antique mountain dew bottle. On the front of the bottle it says "brewed by ma and pa" and it also says hillbilly brew. It is green with pictures of ma pa. Are you familiar with this particular bottle. If you need anymore information on this bottle please e mail me. I am wondering of it's worth and how far backit dates Thank you Rita

P. S Hope to hear from you soon!

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From: ryan

Subject: Bols Apricot Brandy in a Delft Blue ceramic bottle

Date: 10-03-2002

I have a Bols Apricot Brandy in a Delft Blue ceramic bottle. On the bottom there is a crown and the words(in script) Delft Blue Made in Holland Handwerk 27 CM. 72/3G and the word BOLS is raised and is part of the bottle. There is also a small circular indent directly in the middle. It has the Bols label on the front of the bottle. The design is windmill and there is a ceramic cork top.

Was this made in conjunction with Delft Wares or was is a promotional item and do you know if it is worth anything?

Thanks

These Delft containers were made over the last hundred years or more but probably more have been made in the last 40 years than in all the preceeding.  here's the story.  Bols Bottles

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From: rick sparks

Subject:

Date: 10-03-2002

yes i have a jim beam bicentennial bottle with the st. Louis picture on it, but the the city scene is a miss print it it was printed backwards. On the bottom of the bottle it it says it is copyrighted 1967. Could you tell me how much it is worth

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From: BLV13

Subject: Digger i need your help. . please. .

Date: 10-03-2002

Dear Digger,

the other day my dad drove my a construction sight and he saw some bottles and he brought some home there's one that he would like to know the price of. it has soda water property of coca cola 5fl. oz. it dates a bottle of pato Nov. 20,1923, on the bottom it has C soda and McAllen tx. thank you, blv13 p. s do u know any other websites where i can get more information on other bottles?

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From: Ron Stergas

Subject: Dug Bottle

Date: 11-03-2002

Dear Digger,

The embossing is block print (RICKSECKER. NY) on a flat faced surface of a rounded bottle just over an inch in circumference and 5" in length with a smooth base. It's a beautiful emerald green color with very slight interior stain with a corked gold flecked top which appears to have had a pedestal which has been broke off. Could you please let me know the age, value, history and rarity of the bottle. Thank you very much for your time. Ron

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From: Heather McArthur

Subject: bottle questions

Date: 11-03-2002

I have several bottles that I am about to sell. I have been out of collecting for several years and these have been stored and idle. I see from looking at your site, bottles have increased in price since I stopped collecting. First, these were collected in and around Columbus,Ms. , a very old southern city that has a very long historical origin. I will describe them as honestly as I can. 1) bitters type, iron pontil,applied lip with band,emerald in color,12" tall and 12" girth,long neck slightly offcenter, it has a slightly rippled texture. no embossing,no label,no cracks,chips or damage;2)"dug",8"ht. ,7" girth,iron pontil,applied lip(very small chip in the very top of lip) banded, jade green color average condition as most "dug" bottles. Actually, this bottle was found in a cutoff run of the Tombigbee River where the original port to Columbus was at one time;3) red to amber, double collared, open pontil, the top has threads inside the neck as to accept a screw-in type cap, similar to some laboratory bottles,very thick, it also has a seam that runs around the girth about 2. 75" from the bottom ,this bottle has a crack in the bottom corner but not completely thru glass. Any help in approximate pricing would be helpful. THANK YOU !

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From: DvsRbl

Subject: wine ?? bottle

Date: 11-03-2002

I have a green bottle with a gold monkey that sticks out of it. I believe my parents got it in England in the early 70's . . Any info would be great. ( My mom claimed that the only other one is owned by past President Jimmy Carter, but who knows???)If you would please e mail me at Posyqueen i sure would appreciate it. Thanks and have a great day!!!!

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From: 47puregold3

Subject: about a bottle

Date: 11-03-2002

I have an old bottle I found in an 1880 mining camp (Sierra Nevada mountains). It is ceramic with the word selters with a lion also the words HERZOGTHUM and NASSA on it. any info would be good thank you, Kelsey 47puregold3

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From: Carol Cole

Subject: Help with Identification

Date: 11-03-2002

I have a couple of old, large bottles I would like to have help in identifying. The first one is cobolt blue, 12" tall, 5" in diameter, with JNO WYETH & BRO and PHILADA. embossed near the top of the bottle. I vaguely remember my mother saying it had contained some kind of chicken medicine-my late grandfather ran a chicken hatchery. The other bottle is 14" tall, aqua-green in color, looks like a wine bottle, with leaves and flowers embossed nearly to the top. It looks like the bottle-top was applied separately-the bottle has several bubbles in it, and has L ROIL & CO, an indented bottom with what looks like J K & P and 545 (???) on the bottom. Again, if memory serves me right, I think it may have held lime water or lime juice. Thanks for your time-your web-site is a great source of information. Carol Cole

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From: Bob Domingo

Subject: OXYNTIN

Date: 11-03-2002

I acquired a bottle that appears to be old recently, ( I am not a collector) The bottle glass is clear, sort of rectangular shaped, with a cork in the top and some of the powder ingredients still inside. There is writing on the bottom I cannot read. The word OXYNTIN is in bold letters on the top of a label and under the label are the ingredients. It states it is registered in the U. S Patent Office. At the bottom it states Manufactured by Fairchild Bros and Foster, New York. Do you know what this is?? Thank you.

Here's the Story behind your bottle:  Fairchild Bros. & Foster Digger

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From: Josephine

Subject: bottle question

Date: 11-03-2002

I have an Macdonald Greenlee bottle some paper still on it, the bottom reads Leith Scotland kx215 and then a large 3 at the center bottom under the Leith Scotland I know the distillery was active from 1883-1945 this is a brown bottle appears to be two or three piece it has a texture design on it with smooth areas for the labels, a picture on the front and information on the back with a small label clearing for the top, any ideas? thanks Josephine

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From: Brendon

Subject: Block Crystal

Date: 11-03-2002

I was recently in Paris and visited an antique show. I purchased a crystal decanter. I have no idea about these things. I just like the design and I am a college student on a budget so I couldn't spend much. It is cut crystal and has an engraving of Block on the bottom. Just interested in whether or not that is a maker or something and the possible value if it is. Thanks, Sean Murphy

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From: Claudine Terry

Subject: Twin Mtn. Beverages/Fred Rupp Bottling Company

Date: 11-03-2002

I am an 'ancestor' of the man that had the soda factory that I mentioned in subject. I have two bottles, and much info on the company itself. I was wondering if you have come accross these brands before, as I am always searching to 'buy back' my family's history! So far, the only 2 I have located are from my own family passing them down. They are from the early/mid 1800s I believe. One is blue/green squareish, with J S Rupp Jermyn, PA written on it. It even has a funny stopper thing that is hanging in the mouth piece. The other is clear glass, more standard shaped, it says 'Fred Rupp Bottling company' Port Jervis, New York and on the top it says registered. Later on, I think he changed the factory name to "Twin Mtn. Beverages" my mom has a bottle that says that on it, and I have an ashtray with that name. I hope I didn't bore you, but for some reason I have an obsession with glassware, especially old bottles, of anything, tang, or syrup, etc. . And I think it was neat that you are an expert! Thanks Claudine

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From: DThomp

Subject: old soda bottle

Date: 11-03-2002

digger this old bottle was made in sapula ok it is a zetz rocket beverage it has on it property of zetz seven up bottling co inc new orleans la . it has three rows of what look like stars with raised lines separating them the stars are on a dimpled square , has on bottom edge 607-3 7 fl ozs l-g i cant seem to find any info on the zetz company any help appreciated Dthomp. Ps i did find that it was made between 1946-1954

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From: tony fassio

Subject: An old bottle I have supposedly called a Madonna!

Date: 12-03-2002

Hi,

My name is Tony, I live in Washington State and have this bottle that was given to me by my dad and I do not really know anything about it. I was told it was called Madonna, but that is about all I know so I am sending you some pics of it in hopes that you can give me an idea of what it is called and what used to be in it if anything. Thank you, Tony Fassio . Thanks again!

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From: ChadKrintz

Subject: brown Clorox bleach bottles

Date: 11-03-2002

i'm a glass knapper seeking brown Clorox bleach bottoms. I bet you've seen alot. I have picked up alot. and it seems they're very abundant at old dumps. but i only have two spots like that but, they're all hunted out. any suggestions? i do have a question. one time i found a whistershire bottle with cork and sauce still preserved. at an old dump! what do ya think somethin like that would be worth? and another bottle i found there said it contained swamp root?????????? a kidney cure bottle. any ideas? these were found when i was a kid.

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From: Eddy Stockton

Subject: Hello,

Date: 12-03-2002

Hello,

I am a Royal Crown Cola soda bottle collector. I'm looking for pre-1950 bottles with the embossed or debossed neck logos and either paper label or applied color label (ACL). Can you help me locate some to buy? Thank you, Eddy Stockton

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From: James Arnett

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 12-03-2002

Hi Digger, what can you tell me about the bottles in the following attachments? One is a Dr. J. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters bottle, and one is an Aromatic Schnapps bottle, with UDOLPHO WOLFE's on one side and SCHEIDAM on another side, all raised letters. The second attachment is of a light green (aqua?) bottle with the words CLARK & MUNN, MOBILE on it. The bottle with it is just a short amber bottle, no writing. These were given to me by a friend. Thanks Jim Arnett

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From: blue

Subject: souvenir bottle

Date: 12-03-2002

hello, and thanks for having such a handy website. :) i can see that you get a lot of emails, so I'll try not to waste your time here. i've found a lot of bottles my grandfather used to collect, many i can't identify, but i ll limit this email to one that is not only easily identified, but pretty neat to look at. ok, here goes. i have a george dickle Tennessee sour mash whiskey bottle with a leather harness handle, connected with a leather sting to the wooden top with cork, and a leather cradle of sorts at the bottom. the glass is dark brown, the neck of the bottle is curved. there are two intact but frayed-edged labels still clearly legible, with handwritten price on main label reading 3. 75 . (the cork is broken off and wedged into the neck of the bottle. ) on the side, alongside the handle, it reads "Dickle Tennessee First Bottling - October 1964". running along the top of the bottom leather under the main label, the glass reads "Souvenir Bottle" but, more interestingly, under the smaller label it reads "27 years of stubbornness but we made it. " i can send a picture if you'd like. I'm curious as to if this is worth anything. thanks for your time, and keep up the good work, digger. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Khorki

Subject: Old bottle

Date: 12-03-2002

Been trying to find out about this bottle that my late wife bought for me at a yard sale about 8 years ago. It has air bubbles through out the bottle, the top is brass with cork plug and brass chain hooked to the neck. It is about 7 inches high, about 6 inches across the bottom. Any information on this bottle would be appreciated so much. Please look at PIC that I have enclosed and hopefully you can tell me a bit about it. Thanks James

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From: ANTOINETTE KRUMMENACKER

Subject:

Date: 12-03-2002

Here is the information on the bottle in our possession. Unfortunately I do not have a scanner () so I will describe it. The embossed logo on the front is a circle inside the circle around the diameter is A. Krumenaker New York inside this is a calligraphy type monogram of A with K interconnected. The bottle is a green hue and has side seams that stop below the lip. Top of bottle is approx. 1 inch high with a raised lip. On the bottom of the bottle on the side is the following: P. C. C. 5. Bottom is smooth and there is no closure. Bottle is 9 inches from top to bottom and empty :-) Hope this information is helpful. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? --- Antoinette (Toni) Krummenacker

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From: director

Subject: Liquor bottle

Date: 12-03-2002

I have a bottle of Benedictine& Brandy, it is a bottle with two sides Benedictine on one side and Brandy on the other, it has never been opened, I also have the original box is it worth anything.

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From: true2jesus

Subject:

Date: 13-03-2002

I know you must be tired of these questions about the bottles of Erven Lucas Bols. I hope this one does not pop your cork :-). This bottle has been passed down my mothers side of the family. Since they are from Amsterdam, it is very likely that this bottle is authentic. It could be a commemorative though. How would I know? From the photos, do you have any ideas about this piece? How much might it be valued at? I would appreciate any information. Thank you, Bob true2jesus   Bols bottles

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From: Stefanick, Joe

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject:

Date: 13-03-2002

I have found a pint whiskey bottle, amber glass with the wors Haig & Haig Ltd. Scotch on the bottle. It had a metal stopper in it that fell apart when it was removed from the ground. The bottle is in excellent condition as it was found in a bog. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Joe Stefanick

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From: frank calia

Subject: Just a Quick soda bottle question

Date: 23-02-2002

Just wanted to tell you you have a great site!

A friend gave me a soda bottle called Hy-Grade Lithiated Lemon in a 6. 5 oz green bottle with a long neck. It was made by the Hy-Grade Bottling Company here in Hamilton, Ohio. On the back of the bottle it saids the following: MIX -UP SETS-UP THE STOMACH THE CARBONATION OF VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE THE FULL FLAVOR OF RIPE LEMONS MIX-UP IS NOT ONLY A GOOD MIXER, IT IS GOOD FOR YOU Also it is in a very hardy green bottle. Hope you can help, can seem to find anything about it ! Thanks frank

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From: Brendan Rush Dance

To: Digger Digger

Subject: RE: full series discount?

Date: 13-03-2002

Well, I'm gonna try to swing the whole set pretty soon. I've accepted my glass fetish. In the meantime, I have an applied double collar brown bottle with a wicker "basket" around it. I have some big brown pharmacy bottles, but one has a screw top. Does that indicate relative youth? I have what I believe is a cod liver oil bottle with a fisherman embossed on the glass (brown). I have an old HP sauce bottle that I found in Sherwood Forest. It's clear, But your brief online guidelines suggest it is x1870 or so. I've got some more stored away. Thanks for your help. Brendan

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From: Laurie Keefe-

Subject: George dickel whiskey bottle

Date: 13-03-2002

I have a 1964 original powder horn 1/4 gallon unopened w/all tags no box also 1 bottle same empty what is your estimate of value? sincerely;

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From: Clare c

Subject:

Date: 13-03-2002

Hello,

Hoping to hear from you soon, How do I find out about a bottle I found, been looking all over the net and have not a clue. The bottle I would say is a half gallon, jug, screw top, brown says on it SINCLAIR Manufacture Toledo Ohio also shows it is a ball bottle. Any ideas where to look it up? Thanks Clare

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From: Deborah Burseth

Subject: question

Date: 13-03-2002

Hello,

I have an clear old quaker bottle with a man and what appears to be wheat under him. I see on Ebay it is listed as a 1935 whiskey bottle and then someone else listed it as a oil bottle. Which one is it? Thanks, Deborah

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From: michael kene

Subject: Bustanoby Forbidden Fruit

Date: 13-03-2002

Hello,

I recently picked up one of the Bustanoby Forbidden Fruit Liqueur. Mine has the crown (RE: your previous question about Bustanoby). It is partially full and has a tax sticker stating "less than 1/2 pint". It also has a silver label with the following: 1/10 pt. 70 proof Forbidden Fruit Liqueur Chas. Jacquin et CIE, Inc. Phila. Pa. . Item does not have the government warning sticker. It does appear to have the triangle symbol on the bottom with a W or M and small dots on the points of the triangle. Sorry, I could not get a better picture. Can you guestimate a year it was made (after 1914 based on previous question). Mike Kenefick

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From: Tracey & Diana

Subject: presidental inaugration bottle

Date: 13-03-2002

I found a 1953 souvenir presidential inauguration brown wiskey bottle house on one side and a list of all the presidents on the other. could you please tell me how much it is worth Tracey

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From: kpillow

Subject: old syrup concentrate bottle

Date: 14-03-2002

i have an old concetrate bottle, and haven't found anyone that has information about it. it is a soda concetrate bottle this is a bottle within a bottle it is a knock of of coka cola- it is call kas- cola. it has the lable still on it and the instruction to make the coda from concentrate. the concentrate is still in the bottle. The manufacturer is a company in chicago, il Huzzah, Company. after the concentrate is made it is put into a cola syrup dispenser machine from back in the 30's and would you be surprised to know that i also have the machine. But again i am unable to find the valu of this bottle. Can you help. thanks kathy

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From: margie van dyke

Subject: old bacardi bottle

Date: 14-03-2002

Hi Digger,

I found an old Bacardi bottle that is covered in wicker or basket material with a handle, probably 1 gallon size, the lable is badly worn but reads something about Mexico, still has the gold ribbon and Bacardi emblem around the neck, the opening is very uneven but still has the original cork (what's left of it) I was hoping you could tell me when these were made and if it has any value. Thanks, Margie

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From: Janiea

Subject: Students have question

Date: 14-03-2002

My students found an old Dr. Pepper bottle while digging out a spring in our nature center. I was wondering if you could give us some idea of what it is worth, if anything. It is greenish glass about 9 1/2 inches high and 2 1/8 inches wide. It has two oval red and white logos on each side. (a smaller one on top and a larger one on the bottom) It has 10 FL OZ on the bottom of the side. The bottom is pretty illegible but I think I can can make out either a 4 or an A. Janie Allan janiea

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From: Ryan Hunsucker

Subject:

Date: 14-03-2002

i need information on a bowling pen shaped bottle that says: CARL H. SCHULTZ, C-P, and a beehive looking symbol, M-S, pat. May 1868, NEW YORK. thank you ryan

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From: Cheryl

Subject: Price

Date: 14-03-2002

--- Cheryl Garber what is the value of an old whiskey jug made of pottery

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From: Ryan Hunsucker

Subject:

Date: 14-03-2002

hey digger, i found these bottles today, while scouting for wild turkeys. the turkeys had scratched off the top of a hill. i looked down and saw a small exposed piece of glass. i carefully dug around the sides of it with a stick. low and behold it was in tact in perfect condition. i was so excited i started scratching like the turkey would, exposing 2 more small pieces of glass. i got busy with my stick and they were also in perfect condition. can't wait to go back tomorrow with some real digging tools. The bottles are bowling pin shaped. And on them it says: *CARL H SCHULTZ *C-P and a beehive shaped picture, M-S *PAT. MAY 1868 *NEW YORK I would like to know the value and any other information you can give me. Thank you. Roy from North Carolina

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From: Roger Griffin

Subject: old bottle

Date: 14-03-2002

i found an old bottle it has w. a. s. stamped on bottem and on side it has c cott and it is amber coloured can you tell me what kind it is

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From: Howard Swaim

Subject: Swain's vs. Swaim's

Date: 14-03-2002

Digger:

questions/June2001 there are two occassions when you refer to Swain's Panacea. That is incorrect. The product was called Swaim's Panacea. It was made by one of my ancestors, William Swaim. If you can, I'd appreciate your making that revision. Our surname is so often misspelled. Cheers, Howard Swaim, Founder Hungry Run Ventures

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From: Lloyd Morelock

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From: Rita Speir

Subject: Bottle Questions

Date: 15-03-2002

I have the cutest little amber bottle. It is 3 inches tall, 41/4 inches around the bottom and rounds to a shoulder at about 13/4 inches with a 1 inch neck The top is like a soda or beer bottle, in fact it looks a lot like a little beer bottle. There are 2 seams around the neck which go all the way to the top. On the bottom it says pat pend in the middle and Buffalo below it and what appears to be ITUTH over the top. I would say it is in good condition. What do you think it held and is it worth anything. I have another amber bottle which could be described pretty much the same way as the other but it is 41/4 inches tall and not as large around the bottom, 4 inches, and the neck is longer ,1 1/2 inches. On bottom it has a D in a circle and a 7. I also have a cobalt blue inkwell or bottle. It has an 8 on the bottom and bubbles in the glass. It has 2 seams that goes up one corner all the way to the top. It says 2 oz on the neck. It has some mineralization. Is there any way I can clean that up? Is it worth anything? Thank you, Jacqueline

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From: Nicole Kring nd.

Subject: beer bottle

Date: 15-03-2002

I have found a bottle that is labelled "GABLINGER'S BEER" and was brewed by the Forrest Brewery in New Bedford, Mass. This bottle is still capped and seems to still have the original fluid. There is no alcohol level on this bottle but has a protein level on the upper label. Could you give me any ideas on the date of this bottle?

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From: Vinny-Baldweb

Subject: bottle question

Date: 15-03-2002

hello digger!

i aquired this bottle at a sale and wondered how old it was and the value. it is a b. i. m bottle. the nme is RED DIAMOND SPOT REMOVER(not inflammable) this is wriitn on a paper label and also says MANUFACTURED BY MEYER BROTHERS DRUG CO. ST LOUIS the only embossed thing on the bottle is some letters at the top that say 3iv there are paper labels on the front and back the back having the directions and the front saying what i described above. also it says small size. i must mention this bottle is still corked with its original contents. any information would be great thanks very much Vinny Baldiga michigan

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From: Nanapam

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 15-03-2002

Mr Digger, I recently e-mailed you regarding my bottle, Have you had a chance to view the pictures I sent? Thank You. Pam

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From: Srn19713412

Subject: Dr. Herring's Ginger Ale

Date: 15-03-2002

My son dug up 3 Dr. Herring's Ginger Ale Bottles that are in pretty good condition. Nobody seems to know anything about them. Two of them have Dunn Beverage co. on the bottom and the other one has seven up bottling co. They are green with a painted label. There is another one stuck under a root that he couldn't pull out. Do you know anything about this type of ginger ale and should we even bother to try and pull out the 4th one? Peggy Russell Jacksonville, FL

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From: Ken

Subject: Bottle Trademarks

Date: 15-03-2002

Hi, Are there any books that are comprised of only bottle trademarks. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Ken

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From: TAGROBLEWSKI

Subject: Albert G. Groblewski & Co. , Plymouth, PA

Date: 15-03-2002

Hi. I saw a question from a reader about a bottle labeled Albert G. Groblewski & Co. , Plymouth, PA. I am a great-grandson of Albert G. Groblewski and know a bit about the company. I would enjoy talking with anyone who has any of their patent medicine products. Thanks!

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From: Gerry Haight charliehaight

Subject: Old wiskey bottle

Date: 15-03-2002

Digger

I found your site and have a question. I have a amber colored bottle about 7" tall that is 3/4 full and is still sealed. On the tag it states it was bottled by the American Medicinal Spirits Company and produced by Harry E. Wilken, Distillery 368, 5th district of Ky. Can you give me any information on this bottle, value? Thanks Gerry Haight

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From: SBALLSW

Subject: moroline

Date: 15-03-2002

this bottle has this written on it sideways all the way around it. it is clear. its about 3 inches tall. do you know what and how much its worth?

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From: DJenn92309

Subject: bottles

Date: 16-03-2002

Helo,

My name is Dan and I am working on a large highway excavation site here in C. T. I am beginning to find many old medicine bottle and wonder if they have any value they appear to be very old I will include a description, any help would be appreciated. 1. Mrs Winslows Soothing Syrup The Anglo American Drug Co Succesors to Curtis Perkins Proprietors. 5 inches tall and 1 inch in diametr very light aqua color, round 2. Damtoft & Myer Apothecaries Bridgeport C. T. 5 1/4 inches tall 2 inches wide clear glass square shape 3. S. S. Staffords Inks Made in USA 6 inches tall 2 1/2 wide, round shape dark blue spout is moulded for easy pouring. Thank you for any help you can give me I would collect more if I knew they were of value, there are other shapes and sizes too numerous to mention

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From: Dorthea Culver

Subject: Chicago Bottling Co.

Date: 16-03-2002

Hi- Recently purchased a wonderful old seltzer/soda (?) bottle at a flea. The front of the clear bottle has embossed The Chicago Beverage Co. , Inc. Tel Rockwell 5707 Trade Mark (two words divided by a square with a Y shape with three words in the Y--purity merit virtue) 3423-31 W. 13th Place Chicago, ILL. Contents 26 fl. oz. This bottle is never sold and must be returned. It has some type of metal lid/dispenser pump which also has Chicago Bev. Co. Inc. cut into the metal. Any info on this would be appreciated. I can't find any info on the Chicago Bev Co. Any history sites?

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From: peetee

Subject: Big G bottle

Date: 16-03-2002

Hi, Digger! Have a clear bottle (5 1/4" X 2 1/4" X 1 1/4"), mold seam stops before the round lip. The inscription is "The Evans Chemical Company. . . Proprietors. . . (then a large G with 'BIG' on it vertically). . . Cincinnati, O, USA". From some research I know the corkscrew was inscribed with "Big G". Any ideas of what was in it, how old it is and any value? There is a chip in the lip. Great service you are doing! Pat

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From: Thomas Thompson

Subject: Opening seltzer bottles

Date: 16-03-2002

Help! I have just started buying seltzer bottles, but I cannot figure out how to open them to pour out the water in them. I have bought several, and most of them look clean, inside and out, but they all have some amount of water in them. I can't open them. Even my strong husband can't do it. What advice can you give. ? Most of them have metal tops, but one has a plastic top. We're afraid to force them too much, in fear of breaking the tops. Will appreciate any help or advice.

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From: Lfrpa

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 16-03-2002

I found a old dump in my back yurd with a lot of old bottles like hires makes five gallons of delicious drink and household extract and listerine,guldens,frenchs ,baldwin dairies and a lot more. call me at 215-245-6148. thank you

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From: Emma Jean Edgington emjedxpionetx

Subject: Weyer's jugs

Date: 17-03-2002

Hello, I have two one gallon sized glass jugs and the following is on them: ONE GALLON Weyer's QUALITY PRODUCTS Geo. H. Weyer, Inc Kansas City , Mo . St. Joseph, Mo . Weyer's and Geo. H. Weyer, Inc is in cursive writing and the rest is in block letters. I think the top is an applied blob, height is 14 inches, diamond shape on smooth bottom with number 3 on it, round shaped and clear glass. The condition is good. I would like to know what the "quality products" were in these bottles, age and value ,if possible, and history of the company, especially what kind of company. Thank you for any help that you can give me. Emma Jean Edgington

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From: D. Davis dldavisxx

Subject: Rossini decanter

Date: 17-03-2002

I have two large decanters that I received from my grandfather many years ago. They both have a label on the bottom that says Rossini-made in Italy. What were these used for--did wine come in them? Are they of any value?

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From: Harry Godwin

Subject: History of Duraglas-Owens-Illinois

Date: 17-03-2002

Dear Sir,

A general question: I would like to obtain a history of the above company's glass products. Also, a key to reading their numbering system around the logo as to date produced. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Harry W. Godwin

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From: Dave Lloyd

Subject: Any history on Nu Grape bottles or books about the company with pictures of all their bottles?

Date: 17-03-2002

Hi Digger,

I dug an old applied top, highly embossed Nu Grape bottle back in the 60's in the Orlando, Florida area. I'm trying to find a picture of it and a value. I have not been able to find a picture of the one I have anywhere! Pls help. Thanks, David Lloyd Port Saint Lucie, FL

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From: Shellywolf

Subject: re: bottles

Date: 17-03-2002

I have two bottles that I'm curious about there value. The first one is an African stomach bitters bottles. it's 9 1/2 inch tall. 3 inch wide. Amber in color and an applied taper top. the other is a clear wyeth & bros. Philad A. with an applied square band top and still has the cork with liquid inside. any information will be greatly appreciated. e-mail: shellywolf59 thank-you Shelly andreason

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From: Randy Otts

Subject: Jim Beam Collectable bottles

Date: 17-03-2002

Digger,

I have several pre 1972 Jim Beam Collectable bottles (the ones with pictures on them). Some of them have felt on the bottle some are gold with veins and I even have the Bing Crosby Golf Tournamenet collectors bottle. Does your Whiskey bottle book have them in it? If not could you direct me to a price guide that would? Thanks, Randy

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From: diana phelps

Subject: pottery bottle

Date: 17-03-2002

have tan pottery bottle tan in color with markings on it of H. Kennedy, 52 pottery Glasgow, do you know anything about a date for it possibly had a cork top. Ray

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From: CDAD

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 17-03-2002

Hi,

I've been researching the use of strychnine in western whiskey, 1850 on through the 19th century. If you have any information on recipes, the usage, any use in brand name beverages, I'd be most grateful for it. Thanks, Chris Bayer

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From: Ismael Ramos

Subject: Puerto Rico Hutchinson bottles

Date: 17-03-2002

Hello sir, was wondering if you by any chance had any reference to hutchinsons that were made for circulation in Puerto Rico and for what towns they were made, they are hard to find in PR although I know they exist and have some samples. I also was wondering if you anyone that may have any or guide me to any that are for sale. Thank You Ismael Ramos

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From: David W Pope

Subject: OLD BOTTLE. .

Date: 18-03-2002

HELLO. .

I FOUND THIS OLD BOTTLE IN THE WALL OF A 1830'S PERIOD HOME THAT I JUST BOUGHT!!!! CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT PERIOD BOTTLE THIS IS AND IF YOU CAN THE VALUE. . IT STILL HAS THE LABLE ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS DAVID POPE

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From: mjlucas

Subject: Scroll Flask

Date: 18-03-2002

Hello,

I recently purchased a scroll flask with a single collar lip, hand formed with a drip bottom. There is an Iron pontil mark, the mold seam ends at the neck base and connects to the pontil mark. Is this bottle pre civil war? Thanks Michael

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From: twarren

Subject: Fish Bottle

Date: 18-03-2002

Hello,

I'm really enjoying your website. I am a new collector and have come across a McKesson Cod Liver Oil bottle, amber in color, matching the sketch on the last page of the category "The One That Got Away" on your website. It was found in Wilton, CT and is in great condition. Can you tell me the approximate value? I dug it up amongst many other bottles. Haven't come across anything quite like it. Thanks for your help!! Tracy

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From: Robert Viands

To: jaok Digger

Subject: Pictures Sent February 09, 2002

Date: 18-03-2002

Hi Digger,

Just thought I would touch base with you concerning the additional pictures that I sent to you of the "eagle soda bottle" on February 09. I know that you evidently are a very busy person, but I was really hoping to have heard back from you before now. Also, in my first e-mail, I sent you pictures of the "Denby bottle". You made no comment on it as I can remember. You did say that it may be months beofre you could get my questions and your answers posted on your site, but I'm hoping that I can find out something sooner. Again, thanks for your help in all that you have done thus far. Sarah Viands

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From: Hager. Manfred

Subject: Blobtop bottle

Date: 18-03-2002

Can you tell me anything about a blobtop bottle which I found near London Ontario ? It was found in a drainage ditch, and is cracked and chipped. Its embossed with " J. N. MULVIHILL" in an arc, and below it there are two more lines of embossing; " 127 N. GREEN ST. " " CHICAGO " Due to its condition I don't expect its worth anything. I'm just curious to see if its a common item, as an internet search produced no results. Thanks, Manfred Hager

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From: PASWNJ

Subject: richard hudnut bottle

Date: 18-03-2002

I have what appears to be a bitters or tonic bottle embossed "Richard Hudnut-New Yotrk" with decoration at bottom and the words" 4 fld ozs net" and RH in circle at the sides. the bottle is 5 1/2" tall with a slender neck and applied lip. The bottle graduates in width upwards toward the slender neck at the top. embossed mark on the bottom. I don't know what this is or it's value. Please advise.

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From: riley oz-

Subject: Black Horse Bottle

Date: 18-03-2002

Hi Digger,

I was reading your August 2001 ? page and found this unanswered ? from Tooths Brewery

snipe TOOTHS BREWING AUSTRALIA I am writing to you with the hope you may be able to help me locate the origin of a Whiskey or Beer bottle I suspect was imported to Australia in the mid to late 1800's by John Tooth. John Tooth together with Charles Newnham set up a brewery in Parramatta Sydney in 1835 they called the brewery Tooths Kent. John Tooth himself came from Cranbrook Kent. The bottle in mention is what we down here call a Black HorseWhiskey-(Beer) no one is really sure what was in the bottle, it is however believed to contain whiskey. This along with countless other crates of liquor were imported to Australia by him. The Black Horse was either Imported here or the mould was shipped over and the bottle and contents were made here. This I am unsure of and would be grateful for any information regarding this bottle if possible. I already have a collection of them yet would like to add an English version of the bottle if the case maybe. DESCRIPTION : The bottle as the name would suggest shows a Black rampant Horse with Registered Patent marks above the horse on the shoulder of the bottle, and Registered written across the bottom. Similar shape to mid - late 1800's squat or tall black glass Australian beers. Or Early Porter - Export Beer shape 1830-1890 Kind Regards G. Fenwick

And thought I can help you answer this ?, I have a good history of the black horse stout bottle on my site here. http://www. users. bigpondx/oz-riley/college. HTML#black_horse All the black horse bottles were imported from England and they contained Tooth Brother's Extra London Stout. There are three sizes of this bottle and the smallest one has the most value. The horse trade mark is of 'The White Horse of Kent'. Thanks. Regards Chris Thornton

Australia

Please visit my Australian Antique Bottle Web Site

'The Aussie Bottle Digger'

http://www. users. bigpondx/oz-riley/

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From: ABRAMDEEPDIVER

Subject: No Subject

Date: 19-03-2002

Dear Digger,

People probably "pick your brains" all the time--and I promise not to do it often. I bought a small (3 1/2") long bottle in the shape of a Colonial shoe. It's charming with lots of detail and is embossed "HL" and "146". The mold seam runs all the way up to the lip, even touching it underneath. Towards the back, the seam does not continue where one's foot would enter the shoe--which is an area cobvered by glass with no observable mold seam. This looks to my novice eye, likea pre-lipping tool bottle, but I'm not sure. Do you see mold seams run to the base of the lip in a two-piece mold without being hand-finished? Any help with what, when and where would be greatly appreciated. (PS I'm the guy who bought your Indian Sagwa. )

Abram

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Subject: BOTTLE ?

Date: 19-03-2002

MY BOYFRIEND FOUND A BOTTLE IN HIS GRANDMOTHER'S ATTIC. IT IS BROWN STONEWARE OR POTTERY WITH A RAISED WHITE SNOWFLAKE LIKE PATTERN. IT HAS A POURING HANDLE AND ALSO HAS AN IMPRINT ON THE BOTTOM THAT SAYS: LEROUX LIQUEUR R-108 . CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY HISTORY ON THIS BOTTLE? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Kate A. Barnum -

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: Turtle Bay (10493) Image Acq. (99-14) Alcohol label (1. 6. 14f)

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From: scraig

Subject: bottles

Date: 19-03-2002

hi, i was wondering if you can help. I came across your website by accident and was pleasantly surprised. I have a friend who has an interest in bottles herself. however she doesn't sell them she collects them. She recently donated some of her old bottles to our counties museum. she still has a house full of bottles on many walls. in many colors. all antique. do you know of a site i can visit where i can i find out more about bottles and their worth. i would appreciate any help, thank you S. Craig

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From: Ken

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: Bottle Trademarks

Date: 19-03-2002

Good Afternoon Digger,

Thanks for the response. Would you recommend the Toulouse book? Also, is the below bottle common and what type is it? The trademark is P G W (Pacific Glass Works 1862-1876) and the seams stop at the top of the shoulder. Your assistance is appreciated. Ken

From: Digger

To: Ken

Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 4:31 PM

Subject: Re: Bottle Trademarks I am working slowly on such a project but it will be a long way off. No others I know about. Digger

From: Ken

To: DIGGER

Sent: Friday, March 15, 2002 9:46 PM

Subject: Bottle Trademarks Hi, Are there any books that are comprised of only bottle trademarks. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Ken

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From: Floydsj

Subject: Pickle Jar/Bottle

Date: 19-03-2002

I have an old pickle bottle/jar that read Sanborn, Parker & Co. (Union Brand) Boston Pickles. The jar/bottle has a green tint. The jar/bottle has a narrow opening. I am unable to find out any information on this jar/bottle. Any suggestions on where to do more research would be much appreciated. Sincerely, Darlene Floyd

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From: chris

Subject: I found the Cod Liver Oil Bottle

Date: 19-03-2002

Great news! I found the Cod Liver Oil bottle on your web site! http://www. bottlebooksx/fishbottles/fish_bottles. htm Since your site does not have an actual picture of the bottle, please feel free to use mine. I am looking forward to seeing your reply in the coming months and hope you can tell me the value of this heirloom (even though we will never sell it). Thanks for your wonderful Web site!! Chris,

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From: "Chris Wintheiser"

Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 4:17 PM

Subject: Cod Liver Oil Bottle

Hi Digger,

My father just gave me this bottle and we were wondering if you could tell us more about its origin. This brown glass bottle has a very distinctive fish on the front and the rest of the bottle is covered with fish scales. He was told that this used to be a Cod Liver Oil bottle. I also included a photo of the bottom of the bottle in case it is helpful. Thank you, Chris Wintheiser

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From: Harleej

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 20-03-2002

I would like to know how they get a cork into a bottle of champayne? The cork appears to be so much bigger than the top of the bottle and we have had quite a discussion regarding this at a party recently and we are all curious about it. harleej --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Dascal and Joyce Hood

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 20-03-2002

I have a clear Uncle Sam bottle ten inches tall. It is about 60 years old. Could you tell me any thing about it ? A lady who lived in Kentucky and was ninety years old gave it to me. Thank you J. H.

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From: Jay Edwards

Subject: glass factory question

Date: 20-03-2002

Dear Sir:

I'm looking for some information concerning glass factories or companies in the North Central part Illinois around the 1947 time frame. I'm trying to trace my mother's past for the purpose of locating her. I have managed to determine that my mother was located in the State of Illinois during the year I was born, 1947. According to information I have obtained, my mother also worked at a glass factory during the preceding 6-months before my birth. If I could find some information on locations of glass manufacturing or industries in Illinois during the 1947 era, I believe I might narrow my search area by several counties. I have searched the Internet looking for information about the glass industry and haven't found much to go on. I would appreciate any information you or your company might be able to furnish about past locations, etc. If you have any other ideas or locations for information I would be deeply grateful for this information also. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Jay Edwards Kansas City, MO

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From: MachasRaven

Subject: old crow bottle

Date: 20-03-2002

this bottle is 7 inc tall the seam does not run over the lid color is clear bottle shape is square the mouth is circle it is not damaged numbers on base are 55 58 d-i 8907 with 10 directly beneath and an I in circle on front of bottle is a puffed out crow looking down sitting on a puffed out line bottom front says old crow also puffed out backside of bottle says federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle also puffed mouth has screw top cap is white says old crow this was found half way sticking out of dirt in a wooded area private property i would like to know anything you can find out as i am not familiar with bottles

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From: AmyMcC25

Subject: CLOROX BOTTLE????

Date: 20-03-2002

Hi, my name is Amy McCallister, I found an old Clorox bottle in my grandmother's strorage building today and I would like to find out what time period it is from. . . . . . It is dark brown in color, about 12 inches tall and about 4 inches in diameter. It has a red lid on it that says "rust proof cap". On the bottom of the jug it has the Clorox symbol with the diamond around the word. On the top left side of the diamond it has a 1 inside an oval. On the right top side it has a 15. On the bottom left side it has a 6. On the bottom right side it has a 7. If you could tell me anything about this jug I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Amy

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From: PSIDESIGN

Subject: marita spirits

Date: 21-03-2002

i have a marita spirits, 1974 ohio's covered bridges ,anniversary collection bottle. kentucky straight bourbon 12 yrs, 90 proof. this bottle still has the bourbon in it with the internal revenue tax paid stamp un-broken. could you tell me anything about it and what it might be worth. sincerely; chris sayre

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From: SGH

Subject: Booz's Bottle

Date: 21-03-2002

I have a bottle shaped like a cabin. It is rectangular. It is 4" wide by 3" deep by 7. 5" tall. E. G. Booz's Old Cabin Whiskey is embossed on the roof of the cabin and on the right side also. On the left side 120 Walnut St. Philadelphia is embossed. On the back of the cabin roof the date 1840 is embossed. The mold marks continue to the top of the bottle neck. The color is amethyst and there are several bubbles in the glass. The bottle is in excellent condition with no stains or chips. Could you please tell me anything about it age and possible value. Thank You Gene Hudgins

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From: PAUL CORBETT

Subject: EC booze bottle

Date: 21-03-2002

Dear Mr. Digger, My dad is 79 years old and he has a old antique E C Booze bottle . It is a log cabin whiskey bottle. it has E C Booze old cabin whiskey on it . It is emerald green. Has 1840 on it . It is 6" high, 4" front and back panels and 21/2" onsides. It is rectangle in shape, It has 120 Walnut St. Philadelphia, Pa. on the one side. It has an embossed design. There ate NO cracks, stains, chips, or anything else wrong with it. It has a cork in it. I do not know if it is the original cork or not. I has a Wheaton, New Jersey mold mark on the bottom. The roof has shingle marks on it. The 1840 is on one side of the roof. It also has raised windows and a door on the front. he would really like to know some history and the value of it please. Do you think you could e-mail me? and let me know some information. My name is Rita. Thank you very much. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: susan

Subject: Bottles found in Florida Keys

Date: 21-03-2002

I have a bottle, it is aqua in color, round bottom, is approx. 7" long and 3" in diameter. It is inbossed with these words in bold letters, "Belfast, Frankfurt&,Dublin,Cochrane&. The mouth is beveled with approx. 1" lip.

Here's the story behind your fairly common Ginger Ale bottle.  Value $10  Round Bottom Sodas

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From: Julie Rouleau

Subject: Wo Hop jars

Date: 21-03-2002

I have several Wo hop Bean cake jars. They are of medium height they have embossed writing and have the name Wo Hop Bean Cakes in English and Chinese. The address is also on the jar the company was located on Clay street in San Francisco, California. The jars have glass tops with a wire hold. I have looked on the internet and can find nothing on the company. Or if the jars are worth reselling. Do you have any information on these or an idea where I can look? They were found at an old farm house we purchased in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Thanks for any help you can offer. Julie Rouleau

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From: Barry Camden

Subject: iron glue bottle

Date: 21-03-2002

found a small clear glass bottle. it measures 3. 5 inches high,almost 2 inches across and about one inch wide on the side view. it has a rounded top like it had a cork or stopper top. it has seams on both sides. the only markings are on the bottom. it says McCormick's Iron Glue all in capitol letters and an M with a circle around it. any information on age and value would be appreciated. it is in perfect condition except for a very small chip on the top lip.

thank you

barry

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From: Steven C McCrae

Subject: GI-126

Date: 21-03-2002

Digger,

Can you tell me the value of my GI-126? (picture attached) and also this GI-89? (2 pictures attached,has 1 internal star) Respectfully, Steven C. McCrae

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From: W. Stephan zo

Subject: Bottle

Date: 22-03-2002

Hi I found what looks like an old pop bottle and on the bottom it has property of C. D. G. A. Limited Rd 1930 Can you tell me some history and if its worth anything.

Thanks

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From: Dan Ellis

Subject:

Date: 22-03-2002

hi digger, This isn't about a bottle, but a picture from Julius Kessler Distilling com. Lawrenceburg, Indiana I can only describe the picture for you on the top of it says A CLOSE FINISH 1878 right hand side at bottom says From the private collection of Mr. Julius Kessler Left bottom says Blended whiskey,90 proof,75%grain neutral spirits Julius Kessler Distilling Co. ,Inc. ,Lawrencburg, Indiana. bottom middle says KESSLER'S PRIVATE BLEND WHISKEY Smooth as Silk there is also a number on the right side of the picture k-501 the picture is of a horse race i'm guessing. any help you can give me on this would be greatly appreciated. I have looked everywhere thank you joanne --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: sthomp

Subject: decanter

Date: 22-03-2002 i am needing help in finding any history on a decanter that has been around for awhile. . . . it is made by royal halburton china. it is the football player, bart starr, on the bottom . . . O. M. B. No. 14-1971, there are a few numbers hand penciled under the glaze on both the bottom and on the bottom of the upper half of the body where the cork joins the two peices. . . . any info thank you Susan

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From: Lisa Nicholson

Subject: bottles

Date: 22-03-2002

Hi!

I found two bottles on the side of the road in Girard, GA. One is a glass Pepsi bottle and the other is a stop sign shaped bottle with "moroline" written on it. Do you think they are old? Thanks, Lisa Nicholson

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From: BONNIE BAKE

Subject: Soda bottle

Date: 21-03-2002

I have a bottle that is embossed with Pioneer Soda Works, trademark GB, P. O. and an anchor on the front. It is 6 1/4" tall with what appears to be a stopper inside. It is clear, has a 2 1/2" diameter round base, a 1" blob top with seams on sides and round seam on bottom. It is in excellent condition and I would like to know its history and value. Thanks for your time.

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From: terry mccrary

Subject: old bottle

Date: 22-03-2002

Hi, My name is Terry McCrary. I have a question about a bottle I have, I would liketo know how old and approx. how much it may be worth. The bottle is 10 inches tall, squared sides 2 and 3quarters inches width, seam stops below a round neck. It is a aqua color. It has raised letters on theface the words The Oldbushmill's Distillery CO LimitedTrade. It has a tear shape image with a spoutcoming out of it while sitting on a bridge or acastle. Below it are the words MARK EST 1784If you could help me or direct to any informationabout is bottle I would be very thankful. Terry E. McCrary

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From: Sammy Jones

Subject: thankyou

Date: 23-03-2002

I must say you do have a "passion" for the previes. But I certainly enjoyed reading and learned a great deal from your website. You know your history and offer to share it. And I thankyou for that. Many years ago I also did have interest in such things as going out on a weekend excursion to dig with a metal detector in hand. And foundit quite enjoyable. But never covered the history as you have. Look for ward to the monthly updates to your website. To find out more possibly to my old bottle. Neice Heavin

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From: Tim Burnheimer

Subject: flask

Date: 23-03-2002

I have a small, clear colored glass flask that measures about 4 1/2 inches long and 2 inches wide. It holds about 1 1/2 ounces. It has a quilted diamond pattern. It has a circle on each side, one is blank and the other has the insignia JC Co with all the letters overlapping each other. The top is not straight, it tilts to the right. It was found in western Pennsylvania about 25 years ago. Any information would be appreciated.

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From: Chris Brown

Subject: Bottles

Date: 23-03-2002

I've looked over quite a few sites and yours and I cannot find any bottles that look like mine. I believe them to be hand blown whiskey bottles. Dark brown in color and quart size, most have bubbles and lines around the bottles which leads me to believe they are hand blown. One has a leaning neck, the bottoms have a dimple protruding outward and they are kind of caved in. I also have 2 others that are totally angled in on the bottom but the have something around the neck that has engraving on it. The bottles are all smooth with no engraving in the glass. I tried to find out about these a few years back but after no success I grew tired. Thanks if you can tell me where to go to find information or you yourself know of this glass. Chris

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From: TrishnMarty

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 23-03-2002

I recently found a beautiful bottle. It is a very heavy glass. It is squarein shape, about 1o or 11 in . in height, and about 3 in. width. Imprinted inthe glass is I. W. HARPER on the bottom it reads FIRST LINE: DES. PAT. 164,477 2ND LINE: a picture of an anchor then reads 67 d-9 53 6Third line reads: Federal Law forbids sale pre use of this bottle. On the exterior of the bottle their are 4 circles on each side at the topand bottom, with some kind of neat little picture inside, then on bottom ofthe bottle four more, then on each side 1 at the top and 1 at the bottom. Ican send a picture. not very good with description. It is also clear incolor, with a cork top. Thanks Trish

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From: Scott Perron

Subject: Hudson Bay Company Bottle ?

Date: 23-03-2002

Hi Digger,

I bought an old farm in Alberta from an old prospector who spent a lot of time in the Arctic and other regions up north. The bottle I found in a barn is the reason for my e mail question. It is an amber bottle about 9. 25" tall and about 4" wide with sunken sides. The top is a sloping collar. On the bottom, is a R in a circle and the number 12 beside it. The most interesting aspect is the front of the bottle, it is embossed with 3" by 3" crest of two standing deer and a cross in the centre with a wolf ? on the top . There is a banner with the wordsPro Pelle Cutem underneath. I think this was the crest of the Hudsons Bay Company?I have searched the sites on the internet, but have found nothing like it. Have you seen anything like it ?Thanks for your help. Scott Perronscper

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From: Mittner Dale

Subject: jaundice bitters?

Date: 23-03-2002

Hi Digger, I found in a dump an amber 12 sided bottle that says col sam johnson, indian vegetable jaundice bitters. is this a reproduction? I dont know much about these. Thanks, Dale

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From: HGRAY051

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 23-03-2002

I have recently found a bottle in my yard that I'm hoping to identify. It doesn't resemble any of the bottles listed. The bottle is approx. 3 inches and the neck is approx. 1 inch. There is a double cirlce like crest and the letter D and then DABROOKS PERFUMES DETROIT printed lengthwise down the bottle. Any information you can give me would be appreciated. Sincerely, Heather Gray

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From: Fletchu

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 23-03-2002

I found a soda bottle at the Indiana Dunes State Park a few weeks ago and have not been able to find anything about the bottling company. The company is havens from Valparaiso Indiana. I spoke to an older gentleman who is 96 years old. He said that when he was 9 or 10 he remembers getting havens soda, but didn't know anything else about the company. Help.

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From: leslee shields

Subject: HELP

Date: 19-03-2002

Hey Digger, Could you help me with these two bottles? Ijust started collecting. But i have researched and found alot of info on my own. (mostly in you pages ) These bottles are not marked on the bottom. Bothhave raised designs,and there are not any threads for a screw top lid. Blue bottle is about 12-13 inches tall. The other one is 14 inches tall and 16. 5 inches around. Any help or othher placees to look for info would be great. Thanks from Texas

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From: eric loso

Subject: mr digger

Date: 24-03-2002

Sir Diggest,

i live in central ct. i have found a small bottle with eight sides, it stands about an inch and a half tall. it is clear blue and reads noxzema on the bottom in a label type fashion with the letter 5 under the label as shown in fig 1a. if u know any information on the year it may have been made or its value, please write me back at ericloso . thanks, eric in ct.

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From: TAGROBLEWSKI

Subject: Re: Albert G. Groblewski & Co. , Plymouth, PA

Date: 24-03-2002

Albert G. Groblewski & Co. had a factory on Elm Street in Plymouth, PA. The company was founded by Albert G. in 1895. He was a licensed apothecary who came from Poland and established a drugstore in Plymouth. He concocted a number of patent medicines that were sold successfully in the Polish sections of large cities like Detroit and Chicago. The flagship product was Zmiecznik, or Rattlesnake Liniment, sloganed as "Rub it where it hurts. " The next product was Bear Brand salve, "draws boils to a head without squeezing. " He also manufactured Chapine balm, a soothing hand cream, and his own special blend of headache powders. As the business flourished, he remodeled his small drugstore on Main Street at the front of the factory to create a magnificent apothecary shop with plate glass windows, mahogany woodwork and counters, and brass fittings, including a spittoon in his office. He carried only pure apothecary needs in his shop; he refused to stoop to a lunch counter or candy bars despite market trends. His eldest son, as a youth, sold the company products in Chicago, Detroit, etc. He then went on to the University of PA medical school, from which he graduated in 1911. Albert G. took his other 4 sons into the business. (The medical doctor was my grandfather. ) Eventually, the company shut its doors, probably in the 1940s. I am interested in hearing from anyone who has examples of the company's products or other information about the company or family. Thomas A. Groblewski (tagroblewski)

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From: TrishnMarty

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 24-03-2002

I recently found a beautiful bottle. It is a very heavy glass. It is square in shape, about 1o or 11 in . in height, and about 3 in. width. Imprinted in the glass is I. W. HARPER on the bottom it reads FIRST LINE: DES. PAT. 164,477 2ND LINE: a picture of an anchor then reads 67 d-9 53 6 Third line reads: Federal Law forbids sale pre use of this bottle. On the exterior of the bottle their are 4 circles on each side at the top and bottom, with some kind of neat little picture inside, then on bottom of the bottle four more, then on each side 1 at the top and 1 at the bottom. I can send a picture. not very good with description. It is also clear in color, with a cork top. Thanks Trish

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From: John Martin

Subject:

Date: 24-03-2002

dear digger

i dont know if you will be able to help me, my name is Danielle & i live in London England, I have aprox 150 miniature bottles of every type of alcohol you can think of, my grandfather started collecting them about80 years ago,they are from all over the world,

my problem is that none of the family wanted them, so i took them because i couldn't see them thrown away, now i have them sitting in my loft & i am wondering if they have any value, there is too many to try & tell you about them, but do you think i should get them valued, as they are just collecting dust at the moment, i would be grateful for your input

your sincerely

danni

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From: Sheila Miller

Subject: mysterious bottle

Date: 24-03-2002

Hello,

We have a green glass bottle, approximately 14 inches tall, including the screw cap. The bottom of the bottle is square, and it has a neck about 7" tall. At the base, on all 4 sides, it says "Yago" with and emblem of a man on a horse. On the bottom of the bottle it says "Internacional" and has the number 26434 Pat. The number 59 appears above the word "internacional". The screw cap is silver with red printing and the top of the cap repeats the emblem of the man on the horse. It says "Yago" around the cap. I cannot find any information about this bottle on the internet. Do you know anything about the bottle, it's age, value, etc? Thank you so much for your time!

Sheila Miller

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From: guy polhe

Subject: Chartreuse Bottle 1869

Date: 24-03-2002

I have a botlle (full) of Chartreuse listed on ebay and I was emailed that it can't be 1869 because Chartreuse didn't make green bottles that early well it says 1869 depose on the bottle where can i go to find out? thanks guy

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From: clair hotchkiss

Subject: bottle ?

Date: 24-03-2002

Just wondering if you know anything about this bottle, it reads, "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE", The shape reminds me of a genie bottle, it is clear, on the bottom it reads 4R3 55 46 with some kind of stamp or marking. I have a basement full of bottles from a previous owner, this one caught my eye because of its shape. Any idea's. . . . . . . . Jody

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From: Scott

Subject:

Date: 24-03-2002

dear digger,

I was wondering if H. rosenthal & sons is wiskey or other type of flask shaped bottle. Clear bottle with shortened broad collar type top. It has a ring with embossed lettering H. rosenthal & sons cincinnati. o. is inside the ring.

thank you

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From: Mwilliam

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 25-03-2002

digger, i have a ceramic liquor bottle about 12" tall. it is fairly pear shaped and "slim" in width looking at it from the side. the top looks like a bunch of lilacs and it is sealed, and has a red and white "tax" sticker attatched. on the front it has a raised and looks like hand painted image of the state of illinois. it says, "lombard centennial 1869-1969" and has about eight cities marked on the state (chicago, rockford, rock island, peoria, decatur, springfield, carbondale, and antioch). the back has raised, painted lilacs and a seal in the middle--"village of lombard-illinois, 1869-1969 centennial. on the bottom reads, "creation of james b. beam distilling co. ky-drb-230. genuine regal china c. miller 1969. my question is, although it might not be considered an "antique" is it worth anything? i also have several other of these same bottles with different designs, but they are not sealed and are, of course, empty. thanks for your help. Mark K.

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From: jamie hedrick

Subject: rosewood dandruff

Date: 25-03-2002

Hi-

Can you give a price on the reeves bottle? Thanks- Jamie

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From: arthur r buttrill _

Subject: 1950-1974 bottles

Date: 25-03-2002

I know that these bottles aren't old,but they will be someday!. I was wanting to know if you can tell me how to date these bottles, I have a wide variety of them, from medicine,pickles,foods,perfume,sodas,cold creames,saives. Most of them have numbers and symbols, I know most of the symbols are glass co. trademarks like anchor,duraglas,ball, triple 7, and some I don't know. Could you help me please!. Thanks!!

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From: Debra Plunkett

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 26-03-2002

I was wondering if you could help me? I have this old brown jug like bottle with a moose head cork top/glass. . It looks like a beer jug. . I need to know where to look. . Can you help me? thank you very much, Debra :)

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From: Amber Bailey

Subject: Seagram's Seven Crown

Date: 26-03-2002

Hello,

My husband and I just recently started collecting bottles. We found an Seagram's Seven Crown bottle as we were cleaning out an old barn . My husband and I do not drink so we know nothing about whiskey bottles. I am not sure that the bottle is even old or valuable but would like to get the approximate year and value. Description is as follows: It is a 1/2 pint bottle with a metal lid. The original label is in tact. At the bottom of the front label it states that it was blended and bottled by Joseph E. Seagram & Sons. Lawrenceburg, IN On the back at the bottom, embossed into the glass it states: Federal law Forbids Sale or reuse of this bottle. On the bottom of it, (starting from the top, left to right) are the numbers (and letters) D126 4, then there appears to be some kind of company mark HTC (the "T" in the middle is larger then the other letters) Under all of that, to the left is a 2 and to the right 61. And under that is 3706. Any information would be helpful and greatly appreciated Amber Bailey Morgantown, IN

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From: mark faidy

Subject: Fw: Antique Bottles

Date: 26-03-2002

XXDear Digger -I have a flat figural ABM bottle that looks like Joan of Arc in armour on a horse. It is heavy clear glass with a slight purple tint (almost unnoticeable) and with a few small bubbles. "MADE IN FRANCE" is very faintly etched (almost gone) on the base. No other marks. It has a ground glass stopper which is the head and helmet with a plume trailing behind. Has a rolled lip top and ground inside for the stopper. Base is smooth and elongated oval coming to a rounded point on the ends (6 1/4 wide x 2 1/4 deep) with a rim around the edge and slightly indented in the center. There are many embossed and gilded details all over the bottle and stopper. Height is 11 inches and weight is 2 1/2 lbs. It holds about 24 fluid oz. Have looked in some books and searched the internet with no luck to I. D. , date, and value this bottle-could you help me? I know it dates back at least to the 60's- Thanks, Mark--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Lisa Childress

Subject: old bottle

Date: 26-03-2002

I need some help. I am a very new bottle collector. I came across the attached bottle and want to know if you can help me with its age, rarity, value, history, etc. Anything you can tell me. Particularly age, value and rarity. There are no cracks, only bubbles and what looks and feels like mold imperfections. There appears to be a very faint emboss on the bottom. . . all I can make out with a magnifying glass is PATD. CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THIS? The attachment is a Word document that I inserted about 7-8 photos in to. You can work with the photos to enlarge etc to get a better view if you need to. I really look forward to hearing from you. If it is of great value, as I expect it is, I might be looking for a buyer. Do you know anyone who would be interested? I live in Florida. Thanks. Lisa Childress Attachments: Amethyst Photos. doc

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From: House, Courtney Courtney.

Subject: Help Appraising solid Cobalt blue Apothecary

Date: 26-03-2002

My parents and I have come across about 7 solid cobalt blue apothecary bottles. They do not resemble any I have seen in your pages. They are definitely cylindrical apothecary bottles with a "embossed white label" That is the bottle is entirely cobalt except for the drug title- all starting with "Syr. and ending in Co. " There is really not a label on the bottle, just the title in white letters. Their each about 7-8" high including the stopper.

Please offer suggestions. I've searched all over the web - if needed, I can supply more information when I get home this evening. Regards, Courtney

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From: Steve Rudoy

Subject: j. w dant whiskey

Date: 26-03-2002

I have a MT Rushmore J. W dant 1969 deacnter, In great conditon, was wondering how much it was worth. any info regarding it would be helpful as well. Thanks Russ Oddo/Eagan MN

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From: John B. Robert

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 26-03-2002

How do I tell the date?

Budweiser long neck. Maybe 7 oz. Medium amber. 7 1/2". Cap says: "BREWERY FRESH", A-B symbol, "Budweiser", SINCE "1876". Side bottom says: "14", picture of an anchor, "NO REFILL", "34 00", series of dots. Thanks, John B. Robert 459 Atoah Loop Murphy, NC

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From: Stardust

Subject: WHERE CAN I BUY SLOANS LINIMENT?

Date: 27-03-2002

Hi. . .

I came across your site in search of Sloans Liniment. My dad always had a bottle. . . and he is 87. He says even today. " that will fix you right up". When I was younger, ( in the 60's, he would go buy a bottle) he would put it on my stiff neck. . . So now, I am wondering, can you still get it. . . I would like some in my medicine chest. Thanks, Margaret

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From: Roseberrytbone

Subject: Flasks?

Date: 27-03-2002

I have recently been given four glass bottles in very good condition. I was wondering if you could help me date them to determine if they are of some value. There are four: one an amber color, one a dark purple, one a light purple, and one a dark blue. On one side of each bottle there is the bodice of a lady wearing a scarf of some sort on her head with stars above her. On the opposite side there is an eagle wearing a crest and holding something that looks like arrows or spears in his claws. The bottles are about 8 1/2 inches tall. I think they might be flasks. Thank you, Missy, in Ohio

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From: MaloneyEllen

Subject: Request information on figural bottle

Date: 27-03-2002

Digger, Can you tell me anything about this figural bottle including any value (see attached photos)? As you can see, the figure is an arabian/circus performer sitting on a drum. I originally purchased in 1970s from an antiques dealer in the Hudson Valley. It stands about 11. 5 inches tall. The glass is amber with bubbles in it. The top lip is applied. The bottom goes in with a conical shape. I actually have 2 of them and they were used as candlestick holders at one time. . . there is some wax residue inside them. Thank you. Sincerely, Ellen Maloney Kalamazoo, Michigan

MaloneyEllen

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From: sandra bowen

Subject:

Date: 27-03-2002

i have had this bottle for sometime and i have looked everywhere for it and can't seem to find any information on it. . Here is a picture of the front and back and hope you can help me. Or maybe tell me where i can look for the information on this item

Thank you

Sandra

Sandra your attachment was an exe file. I will not open it so I cannot respond to your question. Digger

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From: bmoore

Subject: up ten soda bottle

Date: 28-03-2002

I found an old soda bottle while digging on our property the other day. It was called "up ten". What can you tell me about this bottle?

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From: GRT

Subject: bud waffle syrup

Date: 27-03-2002

u received an email questioning the value of a bottle of "BUD WAFFLE SYRUP" if there is any way u could help me to alert any potential buyers that her product is stolen i would appreciate it. . . her screen name : TeeTreeandMe

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From: Dan Pinch

Subject: Orange Crush Bottling Company bottle

Date: 28-03-2002

I have an old green bottle which has Embossed on the side : Orange Crush Bottling Co. with the diamond embossing around it . It's also a smooth bottle that stands about 7-8 in . Any information would be greatly appreciated :) Thanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan

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From: Rollins

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 28-03-2002

Hello,

My question is about a jar I have. The jar is a fish bowl type Jumbo Peanut Butter. I had no idea what is was because it is nothing on it to indicate a name. How I found out was by the bottom of the jar. It reads DES. PAT. 86712. When I entered that in at ebay it took me to the Jumbo Peanut butter jars. My questions are, how old is the jar, why would it not have the embossed elephant and maker that the other jars have and what would the value be. The jar has a ball zinc lid and the wire for carrying. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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From: TRexandRaven

Subject: RE: An Erven Lucas Bols Jug

Date: 28-03-2002

Dear Sir:

Please help me if you can. . I would like to know more about a liquor jug. It is 17" tall and 18" around, and is marked Erven Lucas Bols Amsterdam. Apparently dated Jan 1, 1868. It is ceramic. All of the writing on the label is in Dutch(?) This jug was converted into a nice lamp prior to my owning it. . . . . . . . . Do you know if it has any value as a collectible. . . . . . . . ?? It is brown in color with Red and Black writing on the labels. Thank you for any information that you may have, Tom

These are usually new and very common.  Here's the Story Bols Bottles Digger

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From: DANIEL HUNT

Subject: Fox Clam Tea Bottle

Date: 28-03-2002

I have a clear bottle about 3 1/4" tall; shaped like a little pop bottle. It has embossed, 'J. C. Fox & Co. ' along the bottom end. In the center is CLAM TEA. On top is the word Fox, in larger lettering; with some kind of an animal leaning down off of the top line of the "F". It has an X in it's front paws. Can't find reference to J. C. Fox & Co. anywhere and am quite curious. Are you able to share any info? Thank you.

Mrs. Hunt, Juneau, Alaska

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From: The Ove's

Subject: Markham Maldon Bottle

Date: 28-03-2002

Hello,

My name is Sheila Ove and I am from Spirit Lake Iowa. My mother was born in Essex England and was home visiting when she dug a bottle up on the beach in Southern England about 20 years ago. It is aprox 8 in tall, round, light green glass, thick, the embossing on the bottles front says MARKHAM then W S M then MALDON. On the opposite side of the bottle, I assume the back, the embossing is quite worn down, from time, I can make out LEEDS & LONDON in smaller type. I think that is close. The base of the bottle is about 4 inches tall then the neck begins. It has deep indentations molded into the glass on either side and then about 3/4 inch up two smaller indentations set closer together on one side. The mouth begins at a lip about 1 1/2 inches down with no other seam on it. The glass is fairly occupied with air bubbles. There is a glass marble or ball inside the neck and if you tip the bottle one way the marble comes up to close the opening about 1/2 inch from the top. If you tip it the other way the ball is trapped and liquid could escape freely. There is also a gasket of some material about 1/2 inch down built into the bottle but not in the glass itself (at least on the inside) I am now wondering if there was at some time a metal stopper that fit into the indentations. A sort that you could pull down and lock into place? I hope this gives you some guidance. I am curious about the age, origin and rarity of the bottle. Thank You, Sheila Spirit Lake Iowa

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From: Mike Sharpe

Subject: Old Brandy Bottle.

Date: 28-03-2002

I don't have a picture yet but am curious about an old bottle of Brandy my mother recently gave me. The label clearly states Rothschild Maison Fondee en 1875 Fine Old Brandy Napoleon Les Monopoles Alfrea Rothschild Bordeaux France V. S. O. P. Above nthis label is a raised circle on the bottle with another label in it that says "1875" in the middle and around the circle I can read "Anniversaire Monopole Reserve" To the left on the main label (above) is a symbol of a shield with a lion figure on each side. Under that symbol it says "Produce of France" Is there any place I could find the value of this bottle? It's still full and unopened and the seal around the neck is in great shape. The bottle looks like a bell if held upside down with a flare at the bottom. The bottle itself is green. Thanks in advance for any information provided. Regards:

Curious Mike

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From: Iampostal2

Subject: union bottle

Date: 28-03-2002

Digger i found this bottle in an old trunk i got at a garage sale what do you think it is and what would it be worth . . . . Thanks

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From: Bruce & Kate

Subject: Certo Bottle?

Date: 28-03-2002

Hello, I sent you a question last August. Here is the question and you answer:

Hello, I was trying to identify a bottle I found while digging in my front yard. I was hoping that you might be able to help identify it. The bottle is brown/amber in color, stands about 7. 5 inches tall and has about a 2. 25 inch diameter. The top looks like it is supposed to take a bottle cap. I think that it hold a volume of one cup. It has a line horizontally about half way up the bottle that extends from seem line to seem line. Above this line is the words "1/2-CUP" with an arrow pointing to the line. Below this line is the words "1/2-CUP" with an arrow pointing to this line. It is an interesting bottle and would like to learn more about it such as what it was used for, when it was made and value (if any). Thanks in advance for your time, Bruce

It sounds like a Certo bottle. Certo was a product for making jelly and jam. The brown Certo bottle has the "For 1/2 bottle pour to here" mark embossed on the backside -- measures about 7 1/4" tall and 2 1/4" in diameter which sounds an awful lot like your bottle. They are very common and sell for $1-2. Digger

I looked at numerous pictures on the internet and found that they look very simular. The main differences are that this bottle does not have the "CERTO" name anywhere on it. Also there is not anything else that refers to "For 1/2 bottle pour to here". There is only the words "1/2 CUP" above and below the line and arrows pointing to the line. The bottom has the numbers X 3 2. I have found a photo on the internet that looks like my bottle only that the one in the picture is green. I have attached the photos. Is this an older variation of the Certo Bottle? Again thanks for your time and effort.

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From: tera roton

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 29-03-2002

mother n law just recently past away. have several old bottle's, this one is clear flask shape withnumbers and word's 1732 geroge washinton 1932 on one side and an american egale on the outher side with 12 stars around it in the middle bottomof that side. the opeaning has groves for and screw top type lid and the bottom has an an 7,2,12, around and symbol of an cricle with an diomand through it. wonder if it has any value besidses what it means to me, or maybe what kind of bottle this is. , it also has groves along the sides . hold's about an quart. e- mail trotonx

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From: Sue Hasert To: Digger

Subject: Howdy from New Braunfels, Texas!

Date: 29-03-2002

Found a bottle/found your site.

Fantastic photos of (local) Richters Pharmacy. THANX!

Bottle found yesterday in wall of our l00 yr. old farmhouse -- embossed with Frederick Stearns & Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA On bottom of bottle: #1321 Size: 4" tall Shape: Cylinder Color: Amber (dark brown) Seams: 2 - one on each side. Seams stop at the lip or top of bottle -- appears cork was used for stopper. I think top is called an "applied square band" Contents: Dried up - when water added - turned an ink-like blue. 100 YEAR OLD MYSTERY? CAN U HELP ME? thank u thank u mil gracias!

Texas Sue

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From: Adrian Brake

Subject: Very unusual sherry decanter

Date: 29-03-2002

Hello Digger,

I was shown an extremely unusual decanter today. It looks like a "yard of ale" made of green glass, with a bulb end and very long neck. The person (who recently acquired it) has unfortunately thrown away the contents but the vessel smells of Sherry. It apparently had the deteriorated remnants of a label and a raffia wrapping around the bulb which have both been discarded. It measures about 44 inches long! I think the bulb would hold about two pints and the neck is about 1 inch in diameter. The neck is so long that the bottle seems totally impracticable for shipping wine but the presence of a label, raffia and the remnants of a cork in the bulb indicate otherwise. Any ideas would be appreciated, many thanks.

Adrian Brake.

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From: Dallas and Edward

Subject: Barclays one pint bottle

Date: 29-03-2002

hello i found this bottle in my yard when i cleared a lot was wondering if you know anything about it and if you can let me know if i have junk or treasure , number on the bottom of the bottle is D23 65-41 its a clear Barclays whiskey bottle with a 5 count rib design along the bottom. thank you in advance for any help oh yeah its aprx. 8. 5 in tall and 4 in wide, by 2 thick

William E Livingston

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From: Rdfigures

Subject: Flasks

Date: 29-03-2002

Hi,

I will be emailing you about 4 different bottles . . . I hope you can help me . I dont know much about flasks except for what I learned about them on your site. . . . Well here is the first. . . It is like an amber color . . . lighter than the pics show, It is approx. 8 3/4 inches tall. the mold seam goes to the top , but not over from your site , it resembles the applied double collar. On the bottom left side it might be a small pontil mark and on the opposite side there is the # 5 ( I also have another of the same exact with the # 7). Some parts have a darker shade of amber. It is embossed on both sides . 1 side has a ship , with the FRANKLIN written underneath it and the other side has a ship with TWD under it. It seems to be in really great condition with the exceptions of the bubbles inside of the glass itself , but thats how it was made. I would appreciate if you could tell me the approx. age of this and alsovalue and history. I stopped by a local antique shop and picked up a bunch of flasks today . . . Now I just want to find out a little about my new hobby. . . lol. . . . I will be emailing you with a few more if you could help me it would be greatly appreciated. . . Pics are attached. . . Thanks so much, Dee

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From: Rdfigures

Subject: Flasks

Date: 29-03-2002

Hi,

heres the 2nd one . . . . . . Its purple and approx. 8 inches tall. one side is embossed with an eagle with 13 stars above it . The other side has a bunch of grapes on it . The bottom has swirls . Dont know if you would call it a pontil mark but its not a plain smooth bottom. Its swirly. The lip looks like the sheared lip, but Im not sureThere are no seams on the lip. The mouth is not perfectly round and has a swirly indent around the top. Please tell me anything you might know about this . . . . . Also the color looks darker in the pics. . . . Thanks, Dee

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From: Rdfigures

Subject: Flasks

Date: 29-03-2002

Hi again. . . . . lol

The next isa very light blueish green color . It is 7 1/4 inches tall . It is embossed on 1 side with a mans head and reads Clark Historical Society Clark N. J. Sept. 17. 1978. the other side has a pic of a house or cabin with some trees and it reads . Dr. WM. Robinson. Plantation. circa 1690. The lip again seems to resemble a sheared lip. There are no seams up the lip but it looks a little swirly around the lip where it was probably joined to the base . But again I have no idea. The base seems to have a rough round circle , pontil? with the letters c on 1 side of the circle and b on the other side. Its in great condition. . anything you could tell me about this would be great. Thanks, Dee

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From: Rdfigures

Subject: flasks

Date: 29-03-2002

Hi ,

Last but not least is this really weird one . It is puple and approx. 5 1/2 inches tall byapprox 6 inches wide . it is embossed with dotts around the bottom and sides the middle has little crosses or stars on it . The lip is very wavy as you can see in pics . The shape is not perfect . Seems to have defects. the pontil mark is rather large as you can see in pics.

Thanks, Dee Attachments:

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From: M. Anderson

Subject: question??

Date: 29-03-2002

Hi. .

I was wondering if you could tell me how much the collection of all 14 books would cost?

thanks!

Serena~

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From: CrkdRivrx

Subject: Bottles (Of Course!!)

Date: 29-03-2002

Dear Digger ~

I am amazed and amused by your web site. I am a novice collector (hardly a collector yet, but do have a few bottles). I noted on your site that a bottle I have may be common (worthless), but doesn't exactly match the worthless item list. I have a rectangular pill bottle 2 1/2" tall x 3/4" square. It is embossed with "Dr. Kings New Life Pills", "H. E. Bucklen & Co. ", "Chicago, U. S. A. " It is clear in Color with seams up to the enlarged rim. The neck of the bottle is round and the lip is smooth. There is no imprint on the bottom. Also, not listed on the site: 5 3/8 x 1 x 2" rectangle with round neck - aqua in color. Imprinted "Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy" on the front and on opposite sides: "Chamberlain Med Co. " and Des Moines, IA. U. S. A. " Seams run up the "corners" of the bottle and the neck up to the rim. The "rim" is about 3/4" long with a smooth top. This bottle also has a 6 or 9 on the bottom inside a faint circle. I found your site fascinating and if I get more serious about this hobby I will definitely be purchasing a book/s from you! I live in the Kickapoo Valley (named for the river) in Southwest Wisconsin and am very intrigued by the Kickapoo Indian bottles. Are they very common? I would love to have one or two. I am going to enlarge and print the illustration to hang in my home! Thanks for any information you can give me on the bottles. Susan Burkhamer

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From: elrods

Subject: simmonds nabob

Date: 30-03-2002

While chukar hunting in January, I found a Simmond's NABAB KY Whiskey bottle, embossed with a person on a carpet, being served. bottle is sort of dark brown wavy glass in perfect condition, not a chip anywherer. about what is it worth. and as I am not a glass collector, where could I go to sell it. gary elrod

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From: Melissa Dube

Subject: bottle from belize

Date: 30-03-2002

I found a small brown bottle while snorkeling off of English caye in Belize. The bottle is approximately 2 inches high. It is octagonal as you look at it from the bottom, and is maybe one inch across the bottom. There is a seam up each side of the bottle which appears to stop at the lip. Another seam runs parallel to the lip about one eighth inch below the lip. The bottom is embossed with an anchor. The embossing has some waviness and irregularities around it,and there are a few "wrinkles" near the bottom. There are no other identifying marks on the bottle.

The bottle was in the surf when found it so it is starting to wear, like sea glass, on the corners. English caye is right on the major shipping channel into Belize. I doubt it has much value because of the condition, but I would love to know what it was used for and its possible history.

Thank you

Melissa

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From: Cliff Lawson

Subject: Burnham's Clam Bouillon

Date: 31-03-2002

Hi, I have a bottle 4 /12 inches high with raised letters reading "BURNHAM'S CLAM BOUILLON E. S. BURHAM CO NEW YORK and a 10 stamped on the bottom. Any value? Thanks, Cliff Placers

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From: The Kenyons

Subject: Hornby's of Butterscotch Fame Bottle

Date: 31-03-2002

Hello, I have a large 13" tall aqua glass bottle ( see attached photo) that I have not been able to find anything out about. Would you have any information, age, value etc. Embossing reads "MANUFACUTURED BY HORNBY'S TRADE-MARK REG U. S. PAT. OFF. OF BUTTERSCOTCH FAME". It has a 2" in diameter mount opening. It's in great condition, but has been a mystery to me for many years. I look forward to your reply. Thanks. Don Kenyon. bk. dk.

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From: pheffer

Subject: old bottle

Date: 31-03-2002

Hello, I was hoping you could help me with a bottle I found. Any information would be great. It is 2 3/4" high by 1 1/4" wide and 3/4" deep. On the bottle is printed verbatim: (on front) BY THE KINGS ROYALL PATENT GRANTED TO (on back) ROBT TURLINGTON FOR HIS VENTED BALSAM OF LIFE (on side) LONDON (on side) Y JAN 26 1754 I found this bottle while digging in southern New Jersey in the 70's. I do know there was a farm on site circa 200 years ago. Unfortunately, when I brought the bottle home my Mom tried to clean it and dropped it in the sink and it now has cracks and chips. However, it remains in one piece and all words are completely legible. I have attached scans of the bottle. Thank you for your time.

You have one of the oldest patent medicines in America.  These bottles originated in England and were been made in this country from the late 1700s until the 1890s.  pontil varieties bring anywhere from $50-700 or more. It is doubtful you have one made prior to 1840 which are the most valuable. These are covered in both my Pontil Medicine Encyclopedia and my book on medicine bottles. Digger

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From: §ha§ta

Subject:

Date: 31-03-2002

DR. WB CALDWELLS SYRUP PEPSIN-CLEAR

Here's the story on this $1-2 bottle.  Caldwell's Syrup of Pepsin

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From: CEW

Subject: bottles

Date: 31-03-2002

Dear Digger:

Today, March 31st, I found a bottle bearing the words "Burnett's Standard Flavoring Extract" (raised lettering on front) in a creek in my backyard. It is 6 1/2" tall and 2 1/8" wide. The mouth is round, the seam goes over the lip of the bottle. The lip of the bottle is 17/18" wide, and the neck of the bottle is 2/3" wide. It is a round, rectangular shape with sloping sides to the top corners. The bottle is rough. It is a clear faint green color, and it is stained on the back. What can you tell me about the age, rarity, and value (if any)? Thanx,

Caitlin Wineman, aged 10

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From: John G. Udell

Subject:

Date: 31-03-2002

Hi found a brown bottle in excellent condition called C. KRUEGER BWC Co. NEWARK. N. J. and on the neck has diamonds all the way around and on the base says REGISTERED. Please advise.

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From: George N.

Subject: Gum Turpentine Bottle

Date: 31-03-2002

Hi Digger,

I found a bottle today and am hoping to get some information on it. I have had little to no luck searching the net. Here's what I got. Bottle measure about 8" tall and about 4" wide. The "product" manufacturer is Turpentine and Rosin Factors, Inc. from Jacksonville Fl USA Savannah, Georgia The front seal says "Approved by the American Turpentine Farmers Association Cooperative" and "ATFA Processed" There is a great deal of recommended usages on the back of the bottle, and a 1939 Copyright by the above mentioned association. Based on the copyright date and the fact that Owens-Illinois introduced "Duraglas" in 1940, I am guessing 1940 to be the vintage. One thing I thought was interesting was the arrow on the side of the bottle that points towards the lid and states "DO NOT ACCEPT IF SEAL IS BROKEN" The mark on the bottom is the IO marke with the numbers "3" on the left, "2. " on the right, and "12. " underneath the mark. Overall it's a prety neat bottle in good condition. Let me know if you dig up anything. Thanks, George

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From: Emert

Subject: PURYO WHISKEY

Date: 31-03-2002

I HAVE A PURYO RYE WHISKEY CORK TOP FROM MEADVILLE PA. WITH PAPER LABLE STILL ON IT DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS OR A DOLLER VAULE THANK YOU "MARK" IN OIL CITY PA

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From: Graves

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 31-03-2002

while digging a swimming pool recently I came across a 7oz. rolling rock beer bottle it is embossed and has the old anchor hocking emblem on the bottom I realize I didn't come across a gold mine but I am curious about the approx. date of man. as I have a nice collection of bottles from the 30s 40s and 50s I have been unable to find any info on this one. my E mail is graves I appreciate any light you can shed. THANK YOU!

A BOTTLE COLLECTING POOL BUILDER

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From: Keith N. Gillis

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: digging sites

Date: 31-03-2002

We hit the dump today (easter) and found around twenty or so mostly medicine bottles. . . 2 great seals that are rectangular not oval and clear. found a piso company We found a neat shaped bottle with a small spout and round handle. It has patent info on the bottom that is a little readable but has a ring (pontil?) that makes it difficult to read. . . I have found some good bottles at garage sales and barn sales. . . Usually get the whole box for a dollar or two. I have a lot of vacant house sites that I would like to explore. Many abandoned homes from when Ceasars creek went in. Have you been to the bottle works in Waynesville? I'm new at this and remember finding a dump when I was a kid and sling shoting the bottles!! So I know a lot of places but don't know how to find the outhouses. . . gullus

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From: Doreen Davey

Subject: Old Taylor

Date: 31-03-2002

I found an unopened bottle of 86 proff Old Taylor Bourbon whiskey in our basement. I have been unable to find any information on that distillery. what can you tell me please? My husband says he as had it at least 30 or 40 years Doreen Davey

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From: chris d

Subject: putnam 52

Date: 31-03-2002

I HAVE A JAR WITH THE WORDS "TRADEMARK LIGHTNING ON THE SIDE AND

"PUTNAM 52" ON THE BOTTOM. IT IS TEN AND A HALF '' TALL, FOUR AND A HALF'' IN DIAMETER AT THE BASE. THE JAR SEEM CLEAR BUT HAS A SLIGHT BLUE TINT. THE LID IS GLASS AND IS WIRED TO THE JAR. A "RAWHIDE" ? SEAL SEEMS TO BE THE SEAL OF CHOISE. I'M TRYING TO IDENTIFY THIS JAR BUT I CANT FIND THESE PARTICULAR MARKINGS. PLEASE HELP!!!! THE JAR WAS FOUND IN THE WALL OF AN OLD FARMHOUSE IN THE 1950'S BY MY FATHER AND IS STILL FULL OF WHAT WE THINK IS MOONSHINE. THANK YOU ,

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From: Xoutbob

Subject: Date Cola Bottle

Date: 31-03-2002

Hello! I am in possession of a soft drink bottle I have been unable to find anything about and was hoping you could shed some light on. About 10 years ago, horseback riding in the mountains maybe 40 miles north of Las Vegas, I stopped for a bathroom break, saw a tiny glint in the sand and sagebrush, and unearthed this bottle. The name on the bottle is "Date-Cola. " It is 8" tall, clear amber, the logo is a red oval with a white background, with part of the writing in black and the rest in white. It also says on the label, which is painted on, "double strength," "the best cola drink," and "a taste thrill, a date thrill. " The back side says the same thing in white paint, with the two additional lines being "contents 6 fl. co. " and "Date Cola Inc. " It has a seam running all the way up both sides, and on the bottom the markings are as follows: Across the top is a 23 then a symbol that looks like an eye with an oval circle overlaid through the center of it and 44 on the right. In the center are the letters SA and beneath that a word in script that I am unable to decipher but looks like "Dacolas. " On the bottom are the numbers 7833-G. I am an amateur collector, but enjoy my collection as keepsakes and am not looking to sell anything. I have tried everything I can think of to look up info on the bottle and have come up empty. Any ideas as to what the story is on this bottle and the drink it contained? Thanks for your time. I am much appreciative. Best regards, Bob Clift

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From: Scott Perron

Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 6:30 PM

Subject: Hudson Bay Company Bottle ?

Hi Digger,

I bought an old farm in Alberta from an old prospector who spent a lot of time in the Arctic and other regions up north. The bottle I found in a barn is the reason for my e mail question. It is an amber bottle about 9. 25" tall and about 4" wide with sunken sides. The top is a sloping collar. On the bottom, is a R in a circle and the number 12 beside it.

The most interesting aspect is the front of the bottle, it is embossed with 3" by 3" crest of two standing deer and a cross in the centre with a wolf ? on the top . There is a banner with the words Pro Pelle Cutem underneath. I think this was the crest of the Hudsons Bay Company? I have searched the sites on the internet, but have found nothing like it. Have you seen anything like it ? Thanks for your help. Scott Perron scper

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